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Why Trust Us?

shopchrisandmary.com is one of the most informative printer blogs still online today.

It was first founded by Chris & Mary. They met in April 2015. They were each pulled by friends out to dinner. They sat across from one other, started a witty banter, and spent the next 270 days together. So they started shopcrisandmary.com as a place for them to showcase some creative products. That includes printed cards, colorful papers, screen printing clothing, stationery & office products, crafts items, ceramic and candles, etc. In February 2021, shopchrisandmary.com changed its strategy! We now want to add more value for our users, keeping them up to date through gathering the latest valuable and useful information that benefits our readers. We come with more depth and details information after doing intensive research.

You will find everything you need to know about printers and printing. We include not only printer reviews but printer guides, how-to’s, general articles, and even printer troubleshoot. If you are looking for a great new printer or accessories, you’ll find valuable information on this website!

When our readers are benefited from our blog, we believe our effort becomes worthy.

5 Popular Printers With USB Port

5 Popular Printers With USB Port

Wireless printers are the new trend now. With the faster and remote connectivity, wireless printers allow you to print documents while sitting from your desk, even if the printer is miles away. But did USB ports suddenly become extinct? Absolutely not! Ev... [read more]

Perler Beads - How Do I Iron Them? Instructions for Each Step

Perler Beads - How Do I Iron Them? Instructions for Each Step

It is undeniably true that young children like the activity of playing with perler beads. Why should anyone be upset? They are very entertaining to play with. When they are finished, they will spend a considera... [read more]

Best Eco Solvent Printer 2021 – Top Picks, Reviews & Guide

Best Eco Solvent Printer 2021 – Top Picks, Reviews & Guide

Solvent ink printers produce beautiful photos and colorful pictures that catch our eye. However, this beauty comes at a cost. The chemicals involved with solvent printing, like toluene and toxic cyclohexane, are dangerously injurious to our health. These ... [read more]

The 15 Best Small Dog Crates of 2021

The 15 Best Small Dog Crates of 2021

Photo: New Age Pet A small dog crate is a shelter for dogs weighing under 25 lbs. to stay or take a quick break. These additions are perfect for enhancing ... [read more]

The 15 Best Travel Dog Crates in 2021

The 15 Best Travel Dog Crates in 2021

Our dogs are essentially part of the family, and you would want to bring them around wherever you go. So, you will need a travel dog crate to offer them ... [read more]

The 15 Best Dog Nail Clippers of 2021

The 15 Best Dog Nail Clippers of 2021

Photo: Boshel A dog nail clipper is a hand tool for trimming dog nails. This keeps your pet from scratching you or tearing upholstery and other soft materials in the ... [read more]

15 Best Dog Harnesses for Running in 2021

15 Best Dog Harnesses for Running in 2021

Photo: Kurgo When going out for a jog or run with your dog, leashes or collars are not good enough. They can strain the pooch’s neck as you pull it ... [read more]

15 Best Dog Winter Coats of 2021

15 Best Dog Winter Coats of 2021

Photo: Hurtta Even though dogs have fur, they do get chilly during the cold winter months. Therefore, it is important to add a warm layer on the upper body area, ... [read more]

The 15 Best Elevated Dog Bowls of 2021

The 15 Best Elevated Dog Bowls of 2021

Photo: Pet Zone As the name suggests, elevated dog bowls are held above the floor by a base or frame. This has several benefits such as reduced neck pain, joint, ... [read more]

The 12 Best Soft Dog Crates of 2021

The 12 Best Soft Dog Crates of 2021

Photo: Pet Gear Soft dog crates are temporary shelters for your furry buddies to sleep or take a break while on a trip. It consists of a delicate exterior like ... [read more]

Where Were We in 2016?

As you can see, a lot has changed. Shopchrisandmary was one of the pioneers in the crafting industry. It covered arts, baby & kid’s items, books, candles, card & stationery, ceramics, clothing, furniture, home goods, jewelry, and much more.

Gift Guide: Some beautiful gift items for gents and ladies were featured in this section. The price range of those products was from under 50 to more. It was very popular back then.

Shops: The shop section covered most of the craft products we describe above from arts to cloth.

Events: One of the most amazing things was Chris and Marry arrange events. One of the events that held on Thursday, December 7th from 6-9 PM and it said:

Join us for our 2nd annual Handmade Holiday Party! Come meet local makers & designers from Lucy & Jo, Hanna. La Handmade, Avesha Michael, Denise Bell of 1/2 Full LA, and more! Shop their full collections while sipping some mulled wine and nibbling on treats. Ugly sweaters encouraged. Also, feel free to bring a Toys for Tots donation to spread some holiday cheer to a child in need. Ho Ho Hope to see you guys there!
XO,
C + M

Press coverage: It got the attention of many bloggers and craft enthusiasts. So they featured it on their website.

Product Submission: Anybody can submit their products in shopchrisandmary by following a strict guideline.

Submission guidelines were:

Thank you so much for your interest in being a part of our shop!   Our whole philosophy is built around community and the discovery of new brands that fit our mission of handmade, ethically sound, and sweatshop-free goods.

As you can imagine, we receive many submissions per week. We are very respectful of how personal this is for you and want to give your product its due consideration. Please follow these guidelines to submit your product or brand:

1.  We review submissions in bulk, twice a month.  Not on a case-by-case basis when submitted.  Depending on when you submit, it could be up to two weeks before you hear from us.

2.  We will notify you via email upon review with a yes, no, or not currently at this time.  While we understand your excitement in receiving your response, please do not contact us following your submission.  If you do, this will, unfortunately, result in a firm “no.”

3.  You must be able to provide high-quality lifestyle and product photos for marketing and sales purposes.  You must also have a current website, Instagram, Facebook, or Etsy.

4.  If you are submitting a jewelry line, please note that we offer a consignment agreement only for jewelry, at a 50/50 split, paid monthly.  

Thank you so much for following our guidelines.  We can’t wait to see your brand!

Old Contact Address:

The old contact address was right across the street from Virginia Ave. Park.  There was an amazing Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm.  Lo/Cal Coffee Shop is just a few shops down and Lazy Daisy & Whole Foods 365 are on the corner!   

Old Address:2204 1/2 Pico Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90405 

If you’d like to send us a message, feel free to do so below or email us.

 XO, C+M