This item can be engraved on the reverse above and below the Reed & Barton Halmark as well as the front of the ornament. The area suitable for engraving above the hallmark is about 3" wide by .5" high and below is about 1” wide by 1” high. When entering initials for monograms please enter the initials in the order of First, Last, Middle. This is the way it will be engraved as traditional monograms feature the last initial larger in the center with the first initial on the left and the middle initial on the right. If you would like initials to be engraved, all the same size in the order of First, Middle and Last, please select a font that is not a monogram and enter the initials in the order of First, Middle, Last. To preview the fonts and for engraving information, click “View Available Fonts”. Please contact us if you have any special instructions or questions.
All engraving will be sized appropriately to fit your item unless you instruct us otherwise. We utilize a state of the art fiber laser for engraving. The fiber laser allows for clearer text whether small or large. Fiber lasers do not physically touch the surface as they remove material during engraving thus avoiding dents or punctures that can be caused by rotary engravers. Custom engraving is available for company logos, images, and designs. If you have any questions about personalizing an item please contact us; we would be more than happy to assist you.
Using names with plain text to personalize an item is a popular choice. A first or last name, first and last name, or first, middle, and last name can be engraved depending on available space. For some items it may be necessary to engrave on multiple lines to include the full name. This is a common choice for those who would like to include a date as well. (Robert David Smith)
A traditional three letter traditional monogram includes three initials with the last initial larger in the center with the first initial on the left and the middle initial on the right. (Robert David Smith)
A three letter initial monogram with all letters the same size in order of first, middle and last initials. (Robert David Smith)
A single letter monogram typically utilizes the last initial. (Robert David Smith)
For couples with the same last name a traditional three letter monogram can be used with the last initial centered larger in the center and the couple’s first initials on either side. (Robert & Mary Smith)
For smaller items we recommend a numerical date where numbers are separated by slashes, dashes, periods or center dots.
An alphanumeric date is a great option when the item has enough room.