Christy with her husband Mark and children Emma Grace and Tommy Jenny with her
daughter Caroline Grace
Christy and Jenny are co-owners of penny-bear printingJenny
and Christy both grew up in Maryland. They've been friends since they were babies, as their moms are friends,
as well. Christy, Jenny and their families are still living in the Washington D. C. area. In addition to loving to spend time with their friends and families, Christy and Jenny
both have always had an interest stationery, but were frustrated when they had a hard time finding cute, simple stationery
for themselves and their kids. When Christy gave Jenny some note cards for Christmas, not knowing that Jenny had done
the same thing for her, they realized that they were on to something, and started to discuss sharing their ideas with others.
One evening, during one such conversation, as they were trying to brainstorm a name for their company, Jenny's husband
came up with the idea of combining their two childhood names - Jenny was called "Jenny-Penny" by her family, and
Christy was known as "Bear." penny-bear printing was born!