Monograming for Gifts I just was looking at some new gift ideas on our websites at Dade City Jewelry and Wholesale Bandits. I just love all the monogramed jewelry, necklaces and bracelets. I must admit being old school and southern, monograms have a special place in my heart. It has been awhile since I ordered any monogramed gifts, so thought I better brush up on the latest info on monogram etiquette These are some of the basics in a nutshell to make your gift giving easier. Lets use me as the example - Linda Jean Kivett Davis
I love simplicity and you can’t go wrong with the initial of the just the surname (i.e. last name) D
Monogramed jewelry for children is also fun to commemorate special occasions or dates. Several friends have told me they like to use their children’s initials rather than names to personalize without having their names publicly displayed. Children’s initials are usually straight forward first, middle, last but can also be first, last, middle. So back in the day when I was a child my monogram would have been LJK for Linda Jean Kivett.
When I married, my monogram changed to LDK - Linda Kivett Davis. If I were having a couple’s monogram, I would have my first initial, last name initial and my husband’s first initial example LDJ - Linda and James Davis.
Men’s monograms can either be first, middle, last or first, last, middle - I also learned that lots of men prefer the first, middle, last for more informal gifts, mugs, coolers, etc. Formal gifts, briefcases, cufflinks, etc the desired monogram is the formal monogram, first, last middle. Who knew? So my husband, James Earl Davis could be JED or more formally, JDE.
I also was pleased to learn about the correct way to monogram for same sex marriages or couples. If the couple is only using one surname, any of the above married rules work. If the couple are keeping their own last names the monogram could be as seen below for James Harris and Robert Stewart HS JHSR - this can also work if the woman is keeping her maiden name in the marriage.
Monograms can make a simple gift special with just that extra touch. Try it for your next gift giving occasion.
Find the monogram collection here: http://dadecity.jewelershowcase.com/monogramjewelry
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