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The Ultimate Monogramming Guide

The Ultimate Monogramming Guide


A monogram is the perfect way to personalize your heirloom Christmas stocking or Christmas tree skirt. Here are a few of the most common monogramming styles to consider.

Traditional Monogram

The traditional 3-letter monogram is what you see most often, and what we display on our website. It is the most popular, as it showcases one’s family initial prominently. It can be used for both children and adults, as well as both men and women. The traditional monogram is a 3-letter monogram starting with an individual’s first initial, followed by the last initial in a larger font, finished with the middle initial.
Fig & Dove Monogramming Etiquette for Christmas Stockings

Men’s Monogram

The men’s monogram is a variation of the 3-letter monogram made of up a man’s first initial, middle initial, and last initial. In this style of monogramming, all three initials are the same size.
Fig & Dove Monogramming Etiquette for Christmas Stockings

Couple’s Monogram

The couple’s monogram is a 3-letter monogram starting with the wife’s first initial, followed by the couple’s last initial, and finished with the husband’s first initial. Traditional etiquette says that this should only be used after a couple is married - but we love using a couple’s monogram for engagement and bridal shower gifts!

Double Name Monograms

This is a variation of the traditional monogram that we have been asked for frequently. It consists of an individual’s first two initials stacked, followed by the last initial in a larger font, and finished with the middle initial. This is appropriate for individuals with a double first name (i.e. Mary Margaret, John David, etc.) or for women who have opted to keep both their middle and maiden names (i.e. Mary Margaret Williams Smith).
Double Name Monogram on Christmas Stockings

Two-Letter Monogram

A two-letter monogram consists of an individual’s first initial followed by their last initial. Both initials are the same size.

Single-Letter Monogram

A single-letter monogram is typically an individual’s last initial, but we’ve done several with first name initials as well!

Full Name Monograms

Full name monograms are completely dependent on the item being monogrammed, and the font style. Most often, our customers ask for nicknames (i.e. Mimi) and their pet names (i.e. Wally) as full names.

 

Although our product offerings only show three-letter monograms as options, you’re welcome to choose any of the styles above to customize your Christmas stockings and Christmas tree skirts. If you have any questions on monogramming options, please email info@figanddove.com.

Nov 12, 2018

Love this, Colleen! Especially the very easy to understand examples. ❤️

Kristin

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