12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, Day 5

November 5, 2015 | By | Comments (49)
Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love (or Southern Living!) gave to me, a holiday made personal. Mix up your mantle by hanging your stockings from a nutcracker stocking holder instead of the plain-old hook. Add a special monogram to your stockings to add a sentimental touch to your decor.

For more holiday decor ideas and tips, enter to win the 2015 Southern Living for Dillard’s Christmas Cookbook PLUS a $50 Dillard’s gift card to purchase your favorites from our holiday collection.

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100% of proceeds when you buy a Christmas Cookbook go to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

How to Enter: Are you a name, initial, or full monogram type of person? Comment your answer below for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Teresa Gainey Mode

    I am a full name person.

    December 15, 2015 at 10:59 am
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    November 10, 2015 at 3:09 am
  3. amylou61

    Just initials for me

    November 7, 2015 at 8:12 am
  4. Debra

    I am a monogram type of person!!!

    November 6, 2015 at 10:59 am
  5. Henry Willis

    monogram type of person

    November 6, 2015 at 10:39 am
  6. Mary Ruffing


    November 6, 2015 at 9:43 am
  7. rebecca Thomas

    I love monograms!!

    November 6, 2015 at 8:39 am
  8. Sharon Allison

    Initials, as my mom made sure all of our names started with a different letter so she could easily keep track of each child’s things. Just carried over into my grown-up life, and we named our children with different initials as well. Quick and efficient way to identify things in a busy world of sports, school, church, etc.

    November 6, 2015 at 8:20 am
  9. Dawn Katzoff

    full name

    November 6, 2015 at 4:15 am
  10. sccoed


    November 6, 2015 at 12:11 am
  11. rocketcitysaver


    November 5, 2015 at 11:46 pm
  12. Mendy

    Full monogram

    November 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm
  13. Allison F.

    I have three daughters with all the same initials so from the time they were young I just put their three initials on almost all their backpacks, lunch kits and some clothing. It sure saved us lots of money through the years because they all liked many of the same things so by the time the youngest was grown she had all her cute monogramed things PLUS her two sisters!

    Many years ago when my middle daughter was in school she was given a whole box of pencils from a friends dad who worked for a oil company in a completely different state than we lived in. She “thought” she wouldn’t need to write her name on all of them because she figured the chances of someone else having those same pencils was pretty slim! Well she was wrong and during the first week of school she accused another classmate of taking one of her pencils but it just so happened that her older brother worked for the same company…HaHa

    As my girls got into their teen years if we put a monogram on their things we usually just put their first name. There’s just something so luxurious about objects that are exclusively your own, and labeled as such, whether or not the objects are actually that fancy ;-)))

    November 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm
  14. Laura B.

    I have always been a full monogram type of person. Ever since I was a small child my parents always put mine and my sisters names on everything that was special to us. It came in super handy if we ever took something to a friends house and forgot it then their parents would know who to get it back too. We even had the cutest library stickers that they placed in the front cover of all of our favorite reading books. Many times we brought our books to school to share with our class and we never had to worry about our books getting confused with someone else’s.They always put our full names on things we had alike too just so we wouldn’t get them confused or we might start fighting over who had what….lol

    My own grown kids love going over to my parents and looking through the different toys and mementos that my mom has saved through the years. It’s like a trip down memory lane for all of us!

    I look forward to going over to my parents home every Christmas and seeing mine and my sisters monogrammed stockings(that have been used every year since our birth) hanging from their fireplace mantel 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm
  15. gmcl

    For stockings, full first name. For most other things, initials.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm
  16. Hannah Pye

    I like a full name, because mine recently changed and I love it!

    November 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm
  17. Anna Robertson

    I like a full name

    November 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm
  18. AngelaS

    I like full names. In fact I made sure our kids had names that looked pretty in print.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  19. Faye Garrett

    I like mongrams, they are so southern and formal

    November 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  20. Diana Barnes

    First Name only Please

    November 5, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  21. Diana Little

    Full Name

    November 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  22. Amanda S.

    I like first names on stockings the best.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm
  23. Maggie

    I’m a monogram person. My first name is a fairly common pet name, so we have to make sure we rule that out. When I was younger I was also pretty proud of having the same 3 initials as Michael Jordan, so I have loved monogram stuff ever since 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  24. Laura

    Names on stockings, but monograms and initials for clothing and other home decor!

    November 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm
  25. leslie

    I love a monogram, but am a first name person regarding a stocking.

    November 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm
  26. Lisa Christopher Grimes

    Full monogram

    November 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  27. Carissa Mines

    I may not have been born in the South but my roots sure did start here. So I am a monogram kind of lady. Although I spice it up a bit… I use my nickname (Kiki) in the middle instead of my last name. 1. because my momma’s maiden name starts with a K and 2. because my blog is K Girl. So it all comes full circle!

    November 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  28. Cindy S

    First name

    November 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  29. Stacey Treece

    I like the first name only on my stockings.

    November 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm
  30. Susan Hatcher

    I prefer full names on our Christmas stockings. Thanks for chance to win.

    November 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  31. pam eilts

    Love the look and feel of monograms but I am more of a down home initial gal

    November 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  32. karen s

    I am a name kind of person. Initials won’t do…too many of us share the same first initial for that to work. I did try full monogramming one year, until it was pointed out by some guests that my sons stocking was worth a chuckle. His monogram was A S S. So yes, first names will do.

    November 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  33. Cindy Moline


    November 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  34. Discover Southern (@discoversouthrn)

    I love the loopy, lacy scrolls of a true Southern monogram!

    November 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm
  35. Lynn Welch

    I love all three. Names adorn our Christmas stockings while items such as wreaths, towels, cutting boards, and a Wusthof chef’s knife sport my family’s last initial. I prefer full monograms for my clothing and jewelry. Sheets and silverware …. Everything’s better with a monogram.

    November 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  36. Pam Mangum

    Definitely a name!

    November 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm
  37. natalie

    My choice would be name (or nick-name) for each member of the family, including pets!!

    November 5, 2015 at 11:42 am
  38. Diane Thorne

    Names for me! Helps Santa know which one is which for the special gifts left in the stocking. Just in case he’s hit the eggnog before arriving!

    November 5, 2015 at 11:23 am
  39. Phyllis Sears

    Initials or full name; monograms are personal and beautiful

    November 5, 2015 at 10:44 am
  40. Tana McCraw

    I do love monograms but especially for a personal item like a stocking, I’d have to go with a first name. As a single mom, it’s been easy being my name is Tana and my daughter’s is Mary. They last for years even if surnames changes.

    November 5, 2015 at 10:24 am
  41. JAZ

    Full monogram all the way! Growing up, everyone in my family- including me, my siblings, and my parents- had the same initials “JAZ” I love that we could all share the monogramed towels and that we could pronounce our initials like the word “jazz” 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 10:22 am
  42. mellisa


    November 5, 2015 at 10:20 am
  43. Kathleen

    First & middle names definitely. My mother went to a lot of trouble to make sure my middle name get spelled with an “E” (Anne). What good Southerner doesn’t have 2 names to go by anyway?

    November 5, 2015 at 9:42 am
  44. Julie

    When I got married, I moved my maiden name to a 2nd middle name… Thus, full monogram no longer works! I love monograms so I continue to monogram everything with our wedding monogram with my first initial, hubby’s first initial, and our last initial!

    November 5, 2015 at 9:40 am
  45. Maureen

    I am more of a monogram person.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:38 am
  46. LaLa

    I have always been a full monogram kind of girl.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:38 am
  47. Holly F

    We have initials but I think I would prefer monograms

    November 5, 2015 at 9:37 am
  48. Cindy D.

    Full monogram type of person.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:28 am
  49. Rhonda Kurzejeski


    November 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

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