It has been a little while since I last did a Meet the Local post, so I'm excited to introduce Chrissy - the name behind local company The Name Box.
In 2016 Chrissy was looking to get a gift for her niece and couldn't find what she wanted, so put her creativity to the test. She ordered a box of wooden letters and placed her first plaque order with her supplier (her Dad) - who still cuts all her plaques.
She looked at the box of letters and thought ‘I wonder what other names I can create from this box?’ and that’s when the name of the business came to Chrissy, ‘The Name Box’.
Discover more about Chrissy and her business below...
The one thing I love most about my job is… sharing my creativity with others. I love when a customer contacts me asking for advice on colour schemes for their items. I put a lot of love and effort into each individual order and just love that I get to share my passion with others
My most memorable work memory is… getting my first order on Etsy. Before I opened ‘The Name Box Shop’ I only made my name plaques for friends as baby gifts or birthday presents for their little ones. So when my phone made its first ever Esty ‘caching’ I felts so overwhelmed and proud that this one person had selected my little shop to buy from. Even now, nearly a year and a half after opening, after I still do a little happy dance when someone places an order.
Pub in St Albans: The Crown (my local)
Place to eat in St Albans:< Per Tutti- I love pasta!
Place to have a coffee/tea in St Albans: The Exquisite Peacock Emporium and The Street Cafe
Place to buy a present in St Albans: Raindrops on Roses and Cositas