Monogramming Options At New Store

<strong>Monogramming Options At New Store</strong>

By Marla Ballard


SCOTTSBORO, ALA – Three months ago Scottsboro Square welcomed a new business, Daylight & Dark Apparel and Goods. The store is named after the owner’s blonde/blue-eyed and brunette/brown-eyed little girls because they are opposites. The new business sells children’s and woman’s apparel, baby accessories, custom goods, and monogramming.

The apparel offered is 75 percent children’s boutique clothing and some women’s clothing sizes small to 3x and men’s custom hats. The store offers matching sibling outfits for both genders. However, one unique offering the store has are the options for monogramming and personalized laser and ink printing.

Owners, Lauren and Micah McCreary offer more than one option for personalizing a variety of objects. Customers may choose to either purchase a product in-store and have it personalized or bring in their own product for a minimal upcharge fee.

The store has thread embroidery, sublimation, wood laser engraving, plus laser on a leather patch for hats. Full-color pressing is also known as sublimation ink or sublimation printing. The business also has computerized wood engraving. “Let’s say you have your grandmother’s handwritten recipe on a piece of paper,” said Lauren. “You can bring it in and we use a computer to copy it and have the copy engraved onto a piece of wood. Now you have her handwriting and this precious keepsake on something more durable than paper. This can be turned into a tree ornament or framed for display.”

Key chains with your pet’s imprinted image and the pet’s name or a personalized dog dish will have pet lovers lining up at the door. Sports enthusiasts may choose their favorite team logo to have placed on T-shirts, blankets, hats, coffee cups, key chains, aprons, kitchen dish towels, and more.

The store offers a nice selection of baby essentials and monogramming for baby items includes; cloth diaper bags, heirloom baby quilts, bibs, handmade smocked dresses, and much more.

If a customer wants a personalized car tag and isn’t sure of exactly what they would like Lauren can offer them a viewing of hundreds to thousands of items to choose from on her computer. “Let’s say the customer wants a car tag with a horse and their initials on it,” said Lauren. “We can let them see the imagery on our computer and select the image they like,” Lauren said most orders on everything are ready in just 1-3 business days.

Personalized items are a nice touch when giving a gift. Toboggans, scarves, and glove sets are made extra special when the recipient’s initials are added or a baseball cap with a leather patch that reads “DAD.” The ideas are seemingly endless. “I can help customers come up with ideas they may never have thought of to personalize everything from baby outfits to backpacks,” said Lauren.

The store is located at 213 S. Market St. Unit 109, Scottsboro. Store hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Phone: 256-541-9892.