Monogramming Guidelines – M&J Monograms

Monogramming Guidelines

Posted by Julie Grombala on


What is a monogram? A monogram gives insight about an item and tells a story. It suggests who we are, as well as dresses up items like luggage, linens, and totes in a beautiful way. It also shows thought behind a beautiful gift.

A monogram consists of a person's initials — usually a variation on the first,
middle, and last name. Much has been written about proper monogram etiquette.
At M&J Monograms, we offer monograms displayed in several ways on various products. It’s all how you can make your own monogram tell a story about you.

To help you get started, here are some traditional guidelines:



Single Initial Monogram uses last name initial (Nancy Elizabeth Smith)



3 Initial monogram puts LAST name in center - larger (Ellen Amanda Davis)



Single Initial Monogram uses last name initial (Brian Michael Anderson)



3 Initial monogram puts LAST name in center larger (Kevin Daniel Berry)



3 initial monogram in block format (Stephen Daniel Carter)



Married Couples 

Single Initial Monogram uses last name initial (Mary & Jason Anderson)



3 Initial couple's monogram: wife's first, married last, husband's first (Molly & Gary Monroe)



Same-Sex Married Couple 

Single Initial Monogram uses both last names in block format 


If you have any questions, we are here to help create your own beautiful monogram.

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