BRIANA: What about monograms/initials for this week? I was cleaning out some of my email folders and remembered this newsletter from C. Wonder. It was actually an April Fool’s joke that redirected here (ha!), but they totally do have tons of monogrammed decor stuff…
BRIANA: Haha, oh, it is so on! Opening this thread wide right now. Folks, are monograms and initials a capital (letter) idea or just excessive branding?
MARIANNE: I’m with Jessica. Monograms are fine for weddings or stationary, but if I see another car with a huge monogram on the back window ever again, it will be too soon. I have monogram fatigue.
KERI: YES! I love monograms, but not on everything. Delicate jewelry? Check. Your car? No, just no. Side note: I happen to know that Kayla has a bag like this one, and I lust after it every time she uses it. She’s got monogram-chic down.
JESSICA: NO ONE CAN EVEN READ THAT CURLY FONT ON THOSE CAR STICKERS.
MARIANNE: THANK YOU.
KERI: Somehow I missed this entire conversation while I was writing my response. This is just proof positive that the monogrammed car decals are THE WORST.
LIZ: The monogrammed car decal is the stick family’s equally evil sibling.
LILI: I have never seen this. Is this a thing people are doing in the South? Show me proof! I thought monograms only lived on stationary and towels in the homes of the wealthy?
FARIMA: I absolutely despise monograms. One initial is okay, but the 3-letter monogram is overkill.
HANNAH SLAUGHTER: Oh, come on, Keri. What if you’re in the gym locker room and you’re all like, “OMG, which sports bra is mine? Which towel is mine? Which deodorant is mine?” Is it a trend or are we Southerners just prone to losing things?
KERI: Haha, I hadn’t thought of that Hannah. In that case, I think I’m going to have to leave work early today so I can MONOGRAM ALL THE THINGS!
LIZ: I’m not a cursive monogram fan — they’re just too frilly for me. But, the block-letter versions are much better, on a small scale, at least. I would wear this necklace. But #3 on this list? NOT cute.
I’ll proudly blazon a “G,” “GD” or a “GCD” on anything (I have a big “G” hanging on the wall in my den).
We’ve defended and slammed monograms, now tell us what YOU think: