There are just 9 days of summer left…for some that is sad, for others (LIKE US!!!) this is exciting! Fall is a favorite of ours here at MonogrammedEverything.com!
We get excited for our Autumn decor, our cozy fireplaces, hot cocoa, Halloween parties, the list goes on! We are equally excited to get out our shawls, our clogs, our Fall CLOTHING!! We get to say goodbye to the heat and hello to the smells of pumpkin spice and apple pie!
Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE the pool and beach with the best of ’em but now that the pool is closed…it’s time to break out the fall wardrobe, the fall scents, the fall EVERYTHING! Don’t you agree?
What are your favorite things about fall? Are you a Halloween fanatic, do you put on the party that everyone talks about? Do you have the scariest house on the block or the best fire pit to roast marshmallows over? Do you love putting your shorts and flip flops away in favor of your cutest jeans and clogs? Do you love the hues of red, gold, orange and brown? The smell of the fireplace? The sight of the leaves turning beautiful colors?
Tell us what you like? You know we love to hear all about it!!
We are in the landslide time of the year where Halloween is just around the corner which means that before you can blink it will be Thanksgiving…and of course after that it will be…GASP…Christmas!! Some people begin thinking about Christmas shopping now, in the month of September. Others attempt to block it out until December 23rd. Whatever you category you belong to, perhaps you lie somewhere in the middle, we have some great ideas for you!
This is certainly the season of shopping, a season of receiving and giving gifts. This year we are focusing on giving gifts of meaning. Yes, this will take a little time! In fact, if you fall into the category of denial until December 23rd, you can stop reading now. Giving personalized gifts, monogrammed gifts, gifts that warm the heart are so much fun to give! They feel good to give, they feel good to get. The beauty of these gifts, personalized or monogrammed gifts, is that they can be so simple: a coffee mug, a mouse mad, a photo frame…and the smiles are priceless. You can also get a little more elaborate if you choose: personalized jewelry, embroidered blankets or personalized kitchen items for the chef in your life. Regardless of which route you go, these types of gifts insure lasting memories and are actually very practical. They’re a lot more fun than a shirt and tie too!!
Personalized or monogrammed gifts: consider that this Christmas season…consider the TRUE meaning of this season while you’re at it!
Today is Labor Day in the United States and Canada. What exactly is Labor Day? Most know that Labor Day is an annual holiday observed on the first Monday in September to celebrate the economic and social achievements of laborers, which IS MOST OF US!! We bet you don’t know the history of Labor Day though?!? In 1882, the idea of a Labor Day was first proposed in New York City and was first celebrated by that union in 1884. At that time, the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. With the growth of labor organizations, the idea spread and it became a federal holiday in 1894. On June 28 of 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations,” followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. In terms of US sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. What are you up to on this Labor Day? Family BBQ, resting at home, some other tradition? Whatever it is, we hope you have had a wonderful weekend. We hope that if you did in fact host a party that you did so in style and that you had a blast!!
Personalized kitchen items are the latest trend in monogrammed gifts; they’re perfect for wedding shower gifts, hostess gifts, housewarming gifts…or better yet, a gift for yourself!! The holidays are rapidly approaching…which means…PARTIES! What a great way to get excited about all of these parties; add to your kitchen collection with some personalized kitchen items!
Monogrammed ice buckets, serving trays and bowls, monogrammed beverage buckets, personalized aprons…the list goes on and on! Your options are varied and as always, the best thing about these personalized kitchen items is that they are 100% designed by you, to reflect your personality, your taste, your style. Want to give a gift that’s sure to be a hit? Personalized kitchen items are the way to go! They’re fun, unique…and totally practical. Sure to be a treasured piece, a conversation piece! The monogram, the personalization of gifts, is a classic and timeless idea. Proven throughout the years to be a “trend” that doesn’t go out of style.
Ok, it’s not really in the air yet…but we can feel it coming!! What are we most excited about this fall? Well, that’s simple: monogrammed clogs! These are honestly the coolest, most versatile pair of shoes that you will ever own. They are adorable, they are comfy, they match just about anything and are great for most occasions. Dress ’em up, dress ’em down, you really can’t go wrong. These monogrammed clogs are totally and completely designed by you, created by us and shipped to you as fast as we possibly can. Monogrammed clogs are the latest trend, an absolute must-have. They are a piece that you will surely get complimented on each and every time you wear them.
Hopefully you can feel our excitement over these awesome shoes…we are afterall on a quest to put a monogram on everything and now we’ve got them on shoes!!
Check them out, you’re sure to fall in love with them too!
Fall is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited about the fashion fix that comes with the new season. This season, simplicity seems to be a main theme as more neutral tones and relaxed styles frequent the catwalk.
The color camel is back, less is more! Lace makes a big statement…but in a subdued, classic way. The spice of fall? Little RED dresses, not little BLACK dresses! Fun jackets, comfy sweaters, over-sized shirts or shirt dresses with of course…leggings. These are the makes of Fall 2010, your essential pieces.
Accessories anyone? Croc purses, over-sized wallets, studded bags…things you can literally find for $20. Very exciting.
What does that mean for jewelry styles? Simple, classic pieces are key to any wardrobe, personalized jewelry will surely be a staple! Classic sterling pieces or gold, timeless monogrammed pendants, pearls, bangles, eternity bands…these are the pieces you will see a lot of this fall. If you don’t have these pieces yet, now is the time to start adding to your personalized jewelry collection. The beauty of this fall’s trends is that you don’t have to spend a lot to look fabulous! Grab a few of these staples, add to what you likely already have and voila…you are a fashion masterpiece.
Think simple, think classic and be stunning; we’re ready for that nip in the air already!
We would like to hear stories about what your favorite monogrammed gift is…and why!? I’m sure everyone has received something personalized in their life…please take a sec and tell us what that was?
I can tell you, without a doubt, that mine was a personalized baby blanket that I received for my little guy…he just went off to Kindergarten last week but as I sit here typing this, the blankie is on the couch in the spot he was lounging on this morning. I guess I’m not the only person who cherished that baby blanket! I remember how excited I was to see that little blue baby blanket at my shower…touched that it had my little guys name on it! Made just for him!
I can guarantee that even once he is done snuggling it, it will forever be tucked away somewhere with all of his other momentos. That’s what makes personalized or monogrammed gifts so special…in our opinion anyway! A monogrammed gift says: You’re special, I went the extra mile for you. A monogrammed gift is something to be treasured and smiled about. Regardless of if it’s a blanket or a coffee mug, adding that personalized touch means something.
So, please, tell us! What is the best personalized or monogrammed gift that you have ever received? Who gave it to you? Why is it special to you? Share your stories!