The Monogram Guide


What is a Monogram?

A monogram is a design consisting of two or more combined or interlaced initials - usually a first, middle, and last name. Adding a monogram is the perfect way to make something more special, thoughtful and unique. This guide features real-life examples for all the most common monogramming questions, so you can learn how to create the perfect monogram! 

But remember although these are the more “traditional monogram rules,” there are no right and wrong ways to create monograms. Most of the time, it depends on the person receiving the gift. Focus on fitting the design to their personality, and you won’t go wrong!

Individual Monograms

A personal monogram consists of three initials (first, middle and last names). If someone doesn't have a middle name, they often use a dual initial monogram or opt to use their last name initial only. 

For Men & Women

Babies & Children

Couple Monograms

The most memorable gifts are the ones that become family heirlooms. Commemorate special moments and celebrate engagements, weddings and
anniversaries with a monogrammed gift they will treasure for a lifetime.

Custom Monograms

Simple monograms have made way for more elaborate designs—hand-lettering and illustration can breathe life into any set of letters. Custom monograms are usually drawn by a letterer or illustrator and often include linking characters with scrolls or other designs. These works of art look more like family crests than snippets of the alphabet.