Monograms are back- for some of us they never left…
If you are trying to set up your monogram don’t worry about following old-school rules, monograms are traditional, but they are also about self-expression.
I’ve seen monograms designed around tattoos, you really can be as personal or whimsical as you want.
But, to start, here are some guidelines based on old-school “rules”:
Woman: First name initial-Surname initial-Middle/Maiden name initial
MAT Mia Theresa Anderson
Man: First name initial-Middle name initial-Surname initial
HTS Henry Thomas Smith
Couple, same last name: Ladies First! Wife’s first name initial-Surname initial-Husband’s first name initial
MSH Mia and Henry Smith
Couple, different or combined last names: Wife’s first name initial-Wife‘s surname initial- Husband’s surname initial-Husband’s first name initial
MTSH Margaret Turner & Henry Smith or Margaret & Henry Turner Smith
As you can see, monogramming needs to adapt to the times. Be creative and design your monogram to your own taste.
There’s more fun to come in choosing your font.
More on that to follow…