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monogram

[Gr.,=single letter], symbol of a name or names, consisting typically of a letter or several letters worked together. A famous monogram is that of Christ, consisting of X (chi) and P (rho), the first two letters of Christ in Greek. The monogram has been commonly used by artists (e.g., Dürer), monarchs (e.g., E.R. for Elizabeth II), companies, societies, and others. Bridal monograms and monograms on clothing, silverware, jewelry, seals, and letterheads are common.
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"I would say monogramming is making a comeback, for sure.
"Monogramming is tremendous," said Donna Territo, president of Abbiamo Tutto; she called monogramming her "cash cow." The company has offered monogramming for two years, and it does eight patterns, with three more to launch in January.
Pickard ventured into monogramming at the request of one of its retail partners, who was left high and dry when Wedgwood decided to get out of the business, according to Morgan.
"Monogramming is certainly one of the biggest requests, but people are getting very creative," said Kim Madden, director of the Reed & Barton brand.
Planning and attention to detail have thus made the monogramming business a-okay.
Caption: Abbiamo Tutto's monogramming program has experienced a resurgence.