Frequently Asked Questions
Q:: What is the proper way to monogram items?
A:: Below we have given you several samples for monogramming.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the rules for three-letter monograms were created, it would have been easy to know which letters represented which parts of an individual name. Ellen Marie Webb would immediately recognize this monogram as her own first name initial (E) on the left, middle name initial (M) on the right, and last name initial (W) in the center, larger than the rest.
Welcome to 21 st century. Things have gotten a little complicated, and so it is with monogramming.
With a few, there have always been confusion and disagreement in what manner the initials should be placed. We love the traditional monogramming way, but to keep up with the latest trends we are always pleased to accomodate special request.
Please see a series of monogramming situations below. If you have a special personalization request please check with us before your order is submitted.
Susan Marie Hough wants to get a bag embroidered with her three-letter monogram. How would you arrange the initials?
Initials in the order of First Name, Last Name, Middle Name
Ex:: S H M
John Smith and Mary Walker are getting married. They have already decided that after the marriage they will both use Smith Last Name.
How would you create a monogram for them?
The ladies name is First Initial M for Mary, The last name is Smith, and then the Initial J For John
Ex: M S J
Susan Elizabeth Marie Davis wants to get a towel embroidered with her four letter monogram. How would you arrange the initials?
Choose ONLY one of the names to use as your middle initial.
Example: S D E
Use a diamond font and choose a 2 letter monogram using first and last initials only.
Only use your first, or last inital monogram.
All the letters straight across the same size in block font.
Q:: Can you monogram the initials all the same size?
A:: Of course
This is most popular in the Block style font, as the letters will all line up.
Q:: What are the best fonts for boys?
A:: Block font
Block is probably the most standard font for names but, we also like the stacked monogram font, and diamond monogram font, or circle monogram font for 3 letter monograms.