Create Your Own Monogram

Create Your Own Monogram

The timeless tradition thrives in the modern day, with more options available than ever before to create a unique representation of an individual or a family. A well-designed cipher can last a lifetime, adding a mark of distinction to apparel, linens, home décor, and more.

Text Melissa Lester

To explore the treasured art of personalization, see our Victoria Classics issue, Linens, Lace & Monograms

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  1. Those who know me as a great fan of embroidered goods have all contacted me to be sure to see this blog article!

    Yes, I admit I am in love with embroidered & monogrammed linens for the table and bed and have been so since I first started seeing Victoria magazine back in the late 1980’s. I did not grow up with such luxuries, so it was a very new and fascinating concept for me. I started to collect small table napkins then tablecloths and somehow it expanded to bedsheets, shams, pillowcases, etc… I’ve never really cared much if the monogrammed initials matched my own or not – it had a history that really intrigued me and I felt privileged to be a part of it.

    Today my largest collection of embroidered items with monograms is small tea table cloths measuring 36″ or slightly less to place on top of small tea tables. Many of these came with matching napkins and are such a delight to share with friends on the terrace in the Spring and Autumn when the temperatures are just perfect for tea outdoors!

    Thanks to eBay, I have found gorgeous embroidered and monogrammed items from all around the world!

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage

  2. I often wonder if there is a proper initial or initials to use for monograms – last name, or first-middle-last; is it proper to use one’s first initial only?

    • Hello, there are many different ways to feature your monogram. You can use your first initial or last initial only. You can also have monograms featuring your first, middle, and last initials.


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