Since we have just recently launched our bespoke linen monogram range, we decided to talk more about monograms. So what is a monogram, where did they originate from and how is the best way to create your monogram?
As far back as the 18th century it became common to mark linens with the initials of their owner, largely in order to identify them as laundering was a collective, communal task. It was not uncommon for whole villages to participate all at once in the laundering of their linens. Today monograming is more for adding a touch of style and luxury to your garments or homewares as well as making things personalised.
What is a Monogram?...
A monogram is a picture consisting of one or more letters. The word monogram signifies the use of one initial letter to represent an entire name. The picture can be built by one, two, three or four letters.
How is best to create your Monogram?...
Monogram for one person
One letter - When a single letter is used, it is usually the first letter of the persons first name or last name. For example, Mary Elisabeth Bryant's single-letter monogram could be: M or B
Two letters - Two letters can symbolize one persons first and last name. In Mary Elisabeth Bryant's case:
Three letters - The first letter of one persons first, middle, and last names. Mary Elisabeth Bryant's monogram could be done in two ways:
MBE or MEB
The first letter of the persons last name is larger and placed in the center with the first initial and the middle initial on each side. With all three letters the same size, the letters appear in the order the name is normally written.
We hope this is of some help and interest to you, and we just have to say we are already melting with the adorable options that are coming in already, as you choose your own colours and designs, we can't wait to see what more you come up with!
Happy Choosing xx