Monday, February 16, 2015

Everything Is Better With A Monogram

Monogrammed Shirts from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts defines the word "monogram" when used as a noun as "a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one's initials, often printed on stationery, embroidered on clothing, etc." Monograms in times past had been very popular and were often considered a symbol of social status. They have been around since about 350 B.C. when initial monograms were etched in gold coins and used by the Romans and Greeks as royal signatures. It was during the 19th century Victorian Era that socially prominent higher class individuals adapted the monogram for personal use. When I was a teen, any item showcasing your personal monogram was very popular! As a matter of fact, when I graduated from high school my most prized gift was a set of beautiful cut out gold monogrammed earrings with matching necklace. During my high school and college years I also had several additional monogrammed items including a brown leather belt with gold plated monogrammed buckle and matching brown leather handbag with antique gold monogram clasp. Actually, monogrammed anything was all the fad in those days! In the subsequent years, the styles changed to a more causal wear and I sadly moved my treasured monogrammed apparel and accessories to the back of my closet. Today, the monogram once again holds a notable place in the world of fashion. Currently, a resurgence of the monogram was seen on the runways during the Fall 2014 Fashion Week. "W Magazine", a monthly American fashion magazine published by CondeNast Publications says "everything just seems better with a monogram on it."

Zoey's Attic has heard all the buzz on monograms and Zoey has created a plethora of monogrammed designs with everything from glitter monograms on a crew neck or v-neck shirt for mom to an adorable monogrammed canvas Halloween candy bag for the little trick or treaters in the family. At Zoey's Attic you will also find personalized items for your home or gift giving too. You can choose a sweet monogrammed soap/lotion dispenser or a water bottle or acrylic drink tumbler personalized with your very own unique monogram. Or, complement the decor of your family room, bedroom, or baby's nursery theme with a matching monogrammed throw pillow or custom pillowcase to prop on the sofa or bed. Currently, Zoey's Attic offers a sweet new monogrammed clover design shirt so totally perfect for all the upcoming St. Patrick's Day festivities. Monograms are typically printed with the initial of the first name on the left, initial of the middle name on the right, and a larger initial for the last name in the center. And if you are sending a monogrammed gift to a couple the women's first name initial is located to the left, the man's first name initial is placed to the right, and the joint last name initial is larger in size and situated in the center of the monogram. However, the designers at Zoey's Attic will print the monogram any way you would like. It looks like I need to once again move my monogrammed collection to the front of my closet!

Monogrammed Gifts from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts

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