The Monogram by MaggieMills1


									The Monogram

Monograms have been used for many years as signatures for many things,
but gained the most popularity and use in the early 20th century. In the
1920's and 1930's the monogram was in the height of fashion and the
classiest gentlemen and ladies had theirs on their most fashionable
pieces. The classic monograms most people will recognize are monogrammed
towels or the always classic monogrammed piece of jewelry. A monogram is
made from two or more overlapping letters to form a symbol or design. The
most recognizable would be the first, middle, and last initials of ones

Monograms on gravestones were very popular not more than 200 years ago
and are now being used for history buffs looking for information about
their ancestors. A family monogram was especially popular with the Irish
and many families had their own unique monogram designed to separate them
from others.

In modern times the monogram is still used in many ways, usually for an
artful twist on something not so exciting to begin with. A monogrammed
towel is probably the most popular use for this artful design. Each year
brides and grooms decide on what their new towels will look like and what
they will put for a monogram if so desired. Traditionally the husband's
initials are put on the towels; some couples though like to have a set
made with both the husband and the wife's initials. These towels are
primarily for decoration and are not usually used in daily household

Monogrammed jewelry is also very popular. A simple sterling silver
bracelet with a young woman's initials engraved in it is a very nice and
sentimental gift. Many times a gift like this is given for a special
occasion such as a 16th birthday, or graduation presents. Sterling silver
is one of the best metals to put a monogram on because it is soft metal,
much more than gold, the engraving process works the best on a soft
material such as this. A monogrammed bracelet is something which can be
treasured for many years.

A monogram can be found almost any where; you just have to look closely.
High end cars such as Cadillac will oftentimes have their company
monogram sewn into the leather seats or as part of their hood ornament.
The Bentley car company is also known for its very high end monogrammed
"B" insignia. Many couture fashion designers use their monogram in their
collections. Louis Vuitton is the most recognizable with most of their
pieces made from leather or fabric with the company's signature LV
monogram. Gucci, Fendi, and Chanel are just a few other designers who
have followed with the monogram trend and have had their yearly profits
soar with these design campaigns.

Monograms will always be an elegant and timeless way to adorn a special
keepsake. A monogram has endless possibilities and is truly unique to the
owner. They are something that will be always changing with births,
marriages, and life. See how you can be creative and make some memories
for you and your family.

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