Thanks to The Keeping Room, I finally have less generic, more personalized stationery. Shop owner Amanda Alexander (yes, we’re related, but neither of us is exactly sure how haha), was instrumental in helping me pick it out. She also just received Crane & Co.’s latest book of prints, and the custom stationery options featured above are still offered.
So the silly question remains: Why does this new, personalized stationery make me feel like I’m honing my southern ladydom? Perhaps Nashville native and genuine belle Reese Witherspoon said it best: “My rule is, if it’s not moving, monogram it.” I believe many gals south of the Mason-Dixon would agree with that statement on some level.
Prompted by Reese’s vein of thinking, I selected stationery featuring my monogram–RAR. Let me just say that I friggin’ love my monogram for two reasons: 1) I think the R’s act as beautiful bookends, balancing the strong-standing legs of the A; and 2) when you look at it, it makes you want to roar or make some sort of feline noise…how cool is that? You may be laughing (at me), but you have no idea how many people have actually seen my monogram and then proceeded to exclaim, “Rarrr!” Ok so I’m exaggerating. It doesn’t happen that often. But I would say that that happens about five to six times a year…and my reaction is always joyous (and slightly childish).
Anyway, what do you think of it? Constructive criticism is welcome. Besides, I can’t hit it out of the park on my first try at picking out monogrammed stationery. If I did, what would we southern women have to strive for? Kidding, kidding (but really tell me what you think). Are you pro-monogram?