Jaime A. Zucker
Monograms vs Initials
WHAT IS A MONOGRAM?
A monogram is normally 2 or more letters that typically represent a person’s initials. You can see single letter monograms, representing a family name. For weddings, you will notice couples using the first initials of both of their names along with the new surname initial. This idea combines the two sets of initials to create a new one (like marriage!)
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INITIALS AND A MONOGRAM?
A monogram is differentiated from initials by the order the letters appear. Initials are the first letters of one’s name in the order the name is read. For instance, my initials are CLS. Cheryl L. Spangenberg. Initials are normally written in the same size. Monograms appear in the order of First Initial, Last Initial, Middle Initial. So my monogram would be CSL. Monograms are normally written with the last name initial larger than the first and middle initials.
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