A Little About Monograms

I was curious as to the reason for monograms.  I have an old linen table runner of my grandmother’s with her initials sewn into the middle.  People began using monograms to make their linens identifiable on wash days.

Monograms mean class.  Way back when, it was only the upper class who had monogrammed items.   Embroidered monograms for wedding gifts began with the families adding the embroidery themselves by hand, but now they can be purchased on silverware and many household items.  Couples getting married often like to have monogrammed items given to them as wedding gifts.

If the towels hanging in your bathroom are monogrammed, then you probably already know all about monograms, but there are plenty of people who are unfamiliar with the set up.

See the example below.

For the newlywed couple, the grooms last name initial – S- will be in the center, with the bride’s first name initial on the left and the groom’s first name initial on the right.

  • Katherine Jones marries Ethan Smith=KSE

Monogram Ladies embroideredshirt

About Dustytoes

I grew up in New England but spent most of my life living in central Florida. Now I'm back up north and blog about seashells, beaches, gardening, boating, fishing, hiking, photography, PKD, and my work as a designer for Zazzle. I move around a lot and try to discover the best in all places I live. Life may be tough, but it's not boring.
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