Mother’s Day Monogramming

I adore monogramming. And from the look on my mother’s face circa the 70s, she was smitten with her monogrammed wedge pillow!

Monogramming is truly the most meaningful and thoughtful gift you can give someone. It shows them you took the extra step to put that special touch on their present. I also like to use monogramming in my home decor. From towels to sheets and even monogramming the back of a chair. The options are limitless. I kicked off a fun series this week on Instagram – Mother’s Day Monograms showing some of my favorite grammers out there. I’ve found a few ideas on Pinterest, too. It’s not too late to get your items to the monogrammer in time for Mother’s Day or graduation.

Etiquette on monogramming – Not sure where to start? Mark and Graham have a great article on all the combinations you can create for your monogram. Since my last name is hyphenated I take a broad stroke on the creative license with how I choose to tackle this conundrum. Sometimes I will use MAW but lately, I have started using an A and W intertwined.

Shuler Studio. My friend Tara introduced me to this quintessential source for print and monogramming fonts.  This would be my first stop if you are considering a custom monogram unique to you.

Hive Porcelain is my latest crush. I could scroll for days on their site looking at all the ways you can use a monogram.

Look at this stationary!  It’s called “breath of fresh air.” Can you imagine receiving a note like this in the mail?

For someone who bakes, a monogrammed cake stand would be a forever keepsake. Think of all the celebrations and passing this down through the generations.

I think a set of monogrammed porcelain coasters would make a perfect wedding or housewarming gift.

I found some more inspiration from my Pinterest board on monogramming.

Monogrammed ribbon is so pretty on a gift or for a wreath on your front door. The Classic Hostess used the ribbon for an Easter basket.

Photo credit The Classic Hostess

Monogrammed napkins are gaining popularity again. You can find some new cloth napkins on Amazon or vintage napkins at estate sales. I’ve rounded up some helpful links below. Most monogrammers will charge around $10-12 per napkin so it is an investment, but one I think worth the expense. It really makes a statement on your tablescape. I suggest you start with a set of twelve white napkins and a neutral thread color like white, grey, or taupe.

Consider investing in one set of towels and sheets reserved for guests, or maybe just for the powder room. Monogrammed soaps are lovely in a bath. I received a set as a thank you gift recently and they made me swoon.

I’ve gathered up finds below to help you with your shopping. Just click on each photo for source links.

Click the pic for Amazon and Target finds to monogram
Click the pic to shop monogrammed gifts.

Who knows – you might just make giving monogrammed finds your signature gift!

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