Monogramming Etiquette



Historically, monograms were used as a royal signature. Monograms were used by artists in the Middle Ages to sign artwork. In the Victorian period, the upper class began using personal monograms to denote their place in society.

Today, everyone should have the royal luxury of a few monogrammed items! At the Preppy Pink Pony we believe in personalizing everything from our hairbows to our Needlepoint Shoes!

Traditional Monogramming Guidelines:
Women: first LAST middle
Jessie Catherine Kennedy: JKC

Married Women: first LAST maiden
Virginia Joyner Kennedy: VKJ

Men: FIRST MIDDLE LAST or first LAST middle
James Clayton Kennedy: JCK or JKC

Married Couples: bride LAST groom
Virginia and James Kennedy: VKJ

Traditionally, linens are monogrammed with the initials of the lady of the house. Emily Post adheres to the rule "Ladies first" with Ladies first name initial first, Married last name initial-larger in center, and Husband's first name initial on the right.

Customers often ask which monogram style we like best. For women, we are impartial to the interlocking script-it is just so feminine and timeless. For men, it truly is a tossup between the straight across block and staggered. When in doubt, go with straight block.


We give you permission to ignore our guidelines and Emily Post and choose the monogram order that you like the best. Customers often ask which monogram style we like best. For women, we are impartial to the interlocking script due to its timelessness and wide appeal. For men, it truly is a tossup between the straight across block and staggered. When in doubt, go with straight block.

A few guidelines for placing personalized orders online:


1. Think about the initials and typestyle you choose. Specific letters may not read clearly in an interlocking font. If you have concerns, contact us before placing your order.

2. Make 100% certain the initials you enter are correct and in the appropriate box. If you are adding text, CAPITALIZE exactly as you want it to be. If we receive an order with all lowercase wording, that is how we will create it.

3. Think about the thread color choice. If you have questions, please contact us before placing your order and we can guide you in the correct direction.

4. We cannot be responsible for typed errors, change in style or color choice. So think hard before ordering! If there is an error on our end, we will make it up to you! With your fault, we are glad to replace, but at your expense. Thanks for understanding!