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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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Monogramming is tremendous," said Donna Territo, president of Abbiamo Tutto; she called monogramming her "cash cow.
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.
Pickard offers several monogramming options: a white or ivory body, gold or platinum accents, script or block lettering, and two or three letters.
Monogramming and date of birth are most popular in baby gifts.
Planning and attention to detail have thus made the monogramming business a-okay.
Caption: Abbiamo Tutto's monogramming program has experienced a resurgence.