Monogrammed Gifts

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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For hundreds of years, monogrammed gifts have been the traditional gift for major milestone events. Weddings, births, anniversaries, retirements are just some of the rites of passage that are commemorated with monogrammed gifts. Examples of traditional monogrammed gifts would include glassware, barware, linens, picture frames, and of course, sterling silver flatware.

Monogrammed Gifts: Every Pitcher Tells a Story

Every piece of sterling silver that is monogrammed, or engraved with an inscription, has a story to tell. The fact that these now antique pieces were probably given in honor of a momentous occasion makes the most mundane monogrammed object curious and interesting. Tiny cups and spoons, with child's name and birthdate engraved; an hors d'oeuvres set inscribed "Uncle Jack and Aunt Jane, 1918"; a turkey carving set with ornate, hand wrought monograms on the handle. These are pieces of history, with mystery.

Monogrammed gifts are always thoughtful. They can be given to friends who have the same initials as the vintage set that's discovered. They may also be given to people who would simply appreciate the beauty of the monogram motif, or find the object charming and delightful for its own sake.

Monogrammed gifts have permanence about them. They imply that this gift that is intended to be used for years, possibly even generations, to come. Every monogrammed gift has the potential to become a treasured family heirloom.


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