Some see a monogram as just an initial or three: a letter or combination of letters that designates someone’s property. Frankly, we feel that’s a little short-sighted. A monogram can be so much more than just fancy identification for your stuff. It can be an artistic statement of who you are as an individual. It can be a proclamation of your name and of the pride you have in it. It can be a personal brand, like a signature, that you carry with you wherever you go—often times, quite literally. At Kirkland’s, we love monograms and monogrammed gifts, and we would love to tell you why.
Monograms take something ordinary, like tote bags or bath towels, and make them personal and unique. They add a sense of character to everyday items, infusing them with just the right amount of whimsy (or sophistication, depending on the monogram’s style) to make them really stand out. That’s the art of the monogram. It takes something you see and experience every day and turns it into something made just for you. Items around your home that you might normally take for granted become instant keepsakes—simply with the addition of a monogram. It makes sense that monograms and monogrammed gifts would be growing in popularity. Over the last few decades, our culture has been shifting more and more toward celebrating individuality; of course we would want to make some of our favorite things even more personal. But it isn’t always about our favorite things….
When it comes to monogrammed gifts, there are several occasions where they are traditionally given. Monogrammed keepsakes are often given as wedding gifts—particularly to the bride—in celebration of the new name. If you know someone who is expecting, blankets and other items like nursery wall art with a monogram of the new baby’s initials are fantastic gifts for the parents of a newborn baby. They are also given as housewarming gifts to help new homeowners put their personal stamp on their new home. This is where the single initial monogram—the same kind Kirkland’s offers on its home decor and gifts—really comes in handy.
Whether you’re looking for monogrammed gifts or home decor with a slightly more personal touch, Kirkland’s Monogram Shop is the place to find it. We have everything from wall plaques and coffee mugs to decorative pillows and towels—all featuring a selection of single initials. Whether you want to celebrate your first initial, last initial, or simply a letter that has significance for you, the Kirkland’s Monogram Shop has plenty of options for your home.