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Creating The Perfect Monogram

8 Oct

Monogrammed StationeryDon’t you love monograms? Since as far back as the early Greek and Roman times, rulers used their 2-letter monograms on coins and other currency to identify the ruler and the region. In the Middle Ages, artists, like Rembrandt, signed their pieces with their initials. And, the Victorian era aristocracy often used the monogram to show their high rank in society.

Today, no need to be royalty or a ruler to use a monogram! Monograms are widely used on many types of products, especially on personal stationery.  The three-initial monogram is the most popular style today and gained popularity as far back as the 18th century so this is a very old yet current tradition.

Today, monograms are an extremely popular and very stylish option and are everywhere from clothing to home decor, plus of course on notecards and other printed items.  A monogram creates a very individualized and stylish imprint.  And everyone has their own monogram! It’s a great option for men, women, teens and children.

A monogram is the art of combining initials together.  The initials represent an individual’s or a couple’s name(s). Personalized Monogrammed Notecards are ideal for many types of correspondences including uses for thank you cards, personal notes, business correspondence and more. Monogrammed stationery creates a beautiful statement and can evoke a feeling of elegance but can also be used as a fun or casual imprint on a colorful note card.

A monogram is like a little work of art that is truly your own and creates the perfect canvas for note cards. There are many different printing techniques available for monogrammed note cards including digital imprinting, thermography, blind embossed and engraved.

How Do You Create a Monogram?

A traditional monogram is typically 3 letters and represents the user’s name or a couple’s married initials. Here is a short guide to the correct order of your monogrammed letters:

For a couple like Julie and Robert Gold, you would enter the monogram order as JGR. The woman’s first name initial is typically on the left … the man’s first name initial is typically on the right… and the last name initial appears larger and in the center.

For a single person’s monogram, like Betsy Hope Friedman you would enter the monogram order as BFH. The individual’s first name initial is typically on the left … the middle name initial is typically on the right… and the last name initial appears larger and in the center.

We make it easy to create your ideal monogrammed stationery. Just enter your initials and you’re ready to go. You can then simply choose an appropriate number of cards based on your needs.

Enjoy your own personal style!

Best wishes,

Renee

 

 

Wedding Inspiration: Navy, Powder Blue & Green

5 Oct

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Our latest wedding inspiration is navy, powder blue and green.  A beautiful combination that conjures up a summer day in the Hamptons.  The ocean colors and lush green makes for an elegant trio of colors.  You can incorporate many different types of flowers, but I think a lot of greenery would add a lot of punch to this color combination.  Some greenery ideas:

  • Baby Eucalyptus
  • Bear Grass
  • Dusty Miller
  • Cocculus
  • Silver Tree Leucadendron

Get inspired with our picks:

Navy Classic Photo Thank You Cards, Navy Wedding Union Photo Save the Date Cards, Renaissance Wreath with Monogram Linen Like Napkins, Navy Bristol Tile Return Address Labels, Blue Oasis Invitations, Personalized Navy Trim Cosmetic Bag, Blue Moire Printed Placecards, Romantic Script Twisted Handled Bags, Outline Shaped Monogrammed Plastic Plates, Personalized 3/8 Satin Ribbon, Ornate Hanging Gift Tags, Aqua Floral Notepads.

Other Image Sources:

Bouquet: http://blog.wedplan.com/2010/04/white-poppy-anemones.html

Cake: http://www.magnoliarouge.com/inspiration/charming-old-world-wedding-inspiration/

Bride and Bridesmaids: http://www.kentuckyblondeblog.com/2012/12/the-bride-maids.html

Table Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Aisle Chair: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Reception Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Boutonniere: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

Flowers: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Candles: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

28 Sep

It’s finally Fall and to me, that means a lot of pumpkin spice overload.  I am truly a sucker for pumpkin spice anything!  I don’t think I am the only one, either.  Walking into my local grocery store I am bombarded with all kinds of products jumping on the pumpkin spice trend from Cheerios to pop-tarts!

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While you can always visit your local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I have a homemade version that’s really delicious.  If you’re having people over to carve pumpkins or love to host a Halloween trick-or-treat gathering, you should whip up this great recipe for your guests.  I love adding our personalized napkins as your guests can take them home to make their own Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Our “A Lot of Text” Napkins are really perfect for any party where you can share recipes from cocktails to your famous chili recipe.  I think they’re perfect for holiday cocktail parties and make great conversation starters, too.

Pumpkin Latte Ingredients

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

2 Cups Milk

2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

1/2 Cup Strong Hot Coffee

In a saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar and whisk.  Do not boil.  Turn off heat and add vanilla, spice and coffee.  Whisk!  Pour into cup/mug and top with whipped cream and a shake of pumpkin spice.

Let me know if you make my Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe in the comments below.  Would love to hear from you!

Best,

Jennifer