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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 - Totes and Tees

Blog: Staying Close To Home, By Maria Long

I found the gift I’m buying for all the little ones on my Christmas list:  a T-shirt on which you can write a chalkboard message!  My six year old daughter wore her new “Chalk of the Town” T-shirt to school yesterday where she used the chalk markers (supplied with the shirt) to decorate it with the message, “Hi, My Name is Cate!”  She said that every girl in her class told her how much they loved her shirt at some point during the day.  How is that for an endorsement?! 

I was curious how the shirt would hold up after a day at school:  amazing was the answer!  The writing had not deteriorated at all since she had left in the morning.  The Chalk of the Town kits come with high quality chalk markers kids can use to decorate and they wipe off easily with a wet rag.

Chanukah Gift Guide

November 15, 2019

Chanukah Gift Guide, by Jodie Maoz

When sisters Wendy and Sondra notice chalkboard surfaces trending in interior design they thought, "Imagine if we could put a chalkboard on a shirt to create a new shirt everyday." As mothers themselves they also felt the shirts had to be durable, machine washable and reusable. After much research and a bit of product testing help from their school aged children, Chalk of the Town T-shirts were born.

Fashion Gift Ideas, Amy Smith

My little unicorn loving princess is going to fall head over heels for this adorable t-shirt. I can already hear the giggles as we get to design her favorite unicorn, her silliest unicorn, her warrior unicorn… I can only imagine the stories she will tell with this super cute shirt. A shirt that sparks the imagination. Well done Chalk of the Town. Well done.  

Holiday Gift List 2019, by Living Chic Mom

Now here is a Tee-riffic holiday gift idea! Check out these Chalk of the Town super cool customizable shirts for both kids and adults. These fun T-shirts make ideal gifts for artists, fashionistas, wordsmiths and even sports fans. Just use their perfectly precise water-based chalk markers to decorate these shirts for holiday parties, sporting events, birthdays or any day.  The chalkboard can be wiped clean with water and the products used again for the next holiday or event.  These re-markable and erasable chalkboard products will continue to earn compliments long after the gift wrap has been tossed.

We got all 5 kids matching shirts for our holiday photo's this year! Stay tuned - kid photo's coming soon!

October 30, 2019

Shappy Chic Boho, by Terri

Well, it’s almost Halloween and then Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here in a minute.  Time flies when you’re having fun and we are having the time of our lives with my new T-Shirts and Totes from Chalk of the Town.  With so many colors and styles to choose from, they have something for everyone, adults, and children.  Their totes would make a great any day or even Christmas gift for teachers.  They have everything you need to create your own masterpiece from markers (some items come with markers) to cute stencils of everything imaginable.  They even have the cloths to erase your work to start over. Unlike a lot of chalkboard markers, these are really simple to erase with a damp cloth.

Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List

Budsies, Blog by Melissa Headley

Stocking stuffers are sometimes an afterthought purchase because of the holiday rush. You want to make sure you have that amazing gift for mom, dad, the kids, and everyone on your list. But the right stocking stuffer gift can really stand out on Christmas morning. Whether you like to fill your stockings with practical, goofy, or trendy items, we have you covered with stocking stuffers for all your loved ones.

Blog: My Four and More, Amy Smith

I must admit… the little lady of the house may not be getting her hands on this tote bag from Chalk of the Town. I absolutely love being able to personalize this bag. I can write my errands on it so I don’t forget – not that I ever forget, ahem. If I do give in and let her “borrow” it, I will write sweet notes to encourage her every time she sees it. This bag will be a great gift for any age group! 

October 03, 2019

Daily Mom Blog

Rather than wearing their heart on their sleeve this fall, your kids can boldly wear their thoughts on their chest with these “re-markable” and erasable chalkboard t-shirts by Chalk of the Town. Using chalk markers and stencils (sold as a kit or separately) kids can customize their shirt with words, doodles or whatever inspires them at the moment. Once the ink dries, the design stays on until you are ready to erase or wash.

September 11, 2019

Parenting in Progress, by Bethany Stout

Looking for a really cool new style for the new school year?  My daughter is in love with Chalk of the Town t-shirts and bags.  Instead of wearing their heart on their sleeve, have kids boldly wear their thoughts on their chest with the re-markable and erasable chalkboard tee shirt, appropriately called Chalk Of The Town! With one kit, kids can design and wear a new customized shirt every week of the school year. . .

September 05, 2019

Working Mother

Help your kids express themselves and have a fun craft project, too. Chalk of the Town makes an entire line of items you can personalize with brightly colored chalk markers, over and over again. T-Shirt kits, which come to a cotton t-shirt, stencil, three chalk markers, and cloth, are both fun and stylish. And they can let your kids show off their creative side. Check out the new "I'M READING" tote bag where kids can both carry and share what books they love! It’s perfect for both girls and boys, ages 4 to 14+

Blog: TABBY'S PANTRY 

The mark-able shirts have been featured on TV’s TODAY Show as a back-to-school supply to wear on the first day. Blogger Cool Mom Picks described the tees as encouraging creativity and the serious subject of activism. “My middle schooler immediately added the hashtag #NeverAgain to hers and wore it to school the next day, to bring attention to the peaceful school walkout to commemorate the lives lost in Parkland, Florida.” Instead of wearing their heart on their sleeve, have kids boldly wear their thoughts on their chest with the re-markable and erasable chalkboard tee shirt, appropriately called Chalk Of The Town! With one kit, kids can design and wear a new customized shirt every week of the school year.

July 31, 2019

TOY INSIDER By Debbie Zelaszy

Personalize It!

Chalk of the Town makes an entire line of items you can personalize with brightly colored chalk markers. Kids can design their own tote bags with Chalk-of-the-Town’s tote bag kit, or make their very own personalized shirt to wear on the first day of school. The best part? You can wipe the design clean and make a new one when you’re ready for a change!

The key to keeping stress at bay is planning ahead and arranging an arsenal full of products to help make the task at hand a little more manageable.  To help simplify the season, lifestyle expert Jenn Falik stopped by the TODAY show to share the Better Basics you need this holiday.

Tips to get your family organized before the start of school - From the TODAY Show

TODAY SHOW 

With Elizabeth Mayhew

Keeping the family organized before back-to-school season can be daunting, so lifestyle expert and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew joins TODAY to share simple ways to get tasks in order. Mayhew suggests creating a plan to work together and shares different products, such as custom pin boards and personalized backpacks.

Back-to-school supplies that'll get your kids excited to hit the books

August 24, 2018

POPULAR SCIENCE - GADGETS

By Ryan Perry

Don't like this design? Erase it and start again!

Having trouble picking a first day of school shirt with the perfect message? Customize it yourself, or let your kid design their own. Chalk of the Town shirts can be drawn on (and erased) just like a chalkboard, so your kiddo can rock fresh looks until they grow out of it. Buy a single shirt, and suddenly your kid has the perfect shirt for Spirit Day, Valentine’s Day, Taco Tuesday, and any other day she’s feeling particularly expressive.

By Jennifer Berger jennifer.berger@newsday.com

This year, kids will find cool gear that looks great and is functional, and they will find toys that will expand their minds, and pique their curiosity," said Laurie Schact, co-publisher of The Toy Insider, a consumer guide for parents.

 

Follow our guide to the latest gadgets, snacks, supplies and good ole fun stuff to get ahead of the trends. . .

Personalize this tote time and time again to match your needs any day. The chalk easily washes off with a damp cloth so your creativity never has to end. Pack comes with a silver heart tote, two chalk markers and an erasing cloth; $19.95 at chalk-of-the-town.com.

TEXAS LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

by Marika Flatt, Travel Editor in Gift Guide, Lifestyle

Whether your'e heading to the airport, taking a road trip, or simply doing a 'staycation', we've got what you need to make this the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

The Chalk Of The Town chalkboard T-shirt product has been named 2018 KIDS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR by Creative Child Magazine.  In addition, Chalk Of The Town also received the 2018 CREATIVE PLAY OF THE YEAR AWARD.

The Creative Child Awards Program takes a unique approach to review products.  Each year, a two day event is held in Hendersen, Nevada where over 60 guest reviewers consisting of moms, educators and early education professionals are invited to review products.  Based on the scores and comments, one winner in each category is chosen.  The entire list of winners will be published in summer of 2018 on the Creative Child Magazine website.

When I discovered the Chalk of the Town t-shirts at Toy Fair 2018, I was so excited! The basics: chalkboard shapes like talk bubbles or hearts on a tee, that kids can write on with chalk markers, wash…then start all over again.


Right away, I exclaimed that my kids would have loved having these for the Women’s March and — no surprise — turns out I know my kids pretty well. They flipped out over the shirt the company generously sent us to try out, and my middle schooler immediately added the hashtag #NeverAgain to hers and wore it to school the next day, to bring attention to the peaceful 17-minute school walkout on March 14 to commemorate the lives lost in Parkland, Florida. (click here for full article)

One of our favorite things about meeting the people behind the toys at the New York Toy Fair is coming across awesome Mama-run companies! We loved meeting the folks at Chalk-of-the-Town, and think your kiddos will love their markable and erasable chalk t-shirts!

So you’re looking for a cool gift for a birthday party? Look no more! We LOVE Chalk of the Town shirts and had so much fun learning about this cute brand at the New York Toy Fair!  (click the link for the entire article)

By Lisa L. Colangelo   lisa.colangelo@amny.com 

This is one crafty sister act.

 

Sondra Mansfield and Wendy Gross Almasanu combined years of experience in graphic design, marketing and engineering to come up with a unique chalkboard T-shirt that can be customized over and over.  Just a year after launching Chalk of the Town, their products are sold in more than 150 stores across the country and the patent for their chalkboard material is pending.  And the savvy sisters expanded this holiday season with a special T-shirt package being sold at Lincoln Center in conjunction with performances of “The Nutcracker” and with a new partnership with the Girl Scouts (click on link to read full article).

BY PEOPLE STAFF

The moms and moms-to-be at PEOPLE share their favorite finds for their little ones and themselves — from the absolute softest baby clothes to the miracle sleep solution.

CHALK OF THE TOWN 

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I have five nieces ranging in age from two to eight, which means I'm always shopping for a birthday present for one of them. It's hard to come up with fun, fresh gift ideas, so I was thrilled to discover these adorable tees. Each one features a chalkboard surface that you can draw on with special markers. And here's the best part: When you're ready for a new design, you just wash away the existing one with water and start from scratch. So genius! 

Holiday gift gadgets 

"Giz Wiz" Dick DeBartolo swings by ABC Studios to share some amazing gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season.

Dick De Bartolo Interviews Chalk of the Town

November 12, 2017

By Dick DeBartolo of Giz Wiz.  

This caught my eye as I roamed around the Play Fair Show at the Javits Center in NYC. It lets anybody draw or write on the chalkboard surface area of their Chalk of the Town t-shirt with a Chalk of the Town marker. The company says you get the best results when you lay the shirt on a flat surface before drawing and use only markers available through Chalk of the Town. Use of other markers may result in staining of the chalkboard surface. To erase the chalkboard, slightly dampen a cotton cloth with water and wipe the surface clean. They recommend using the erasing cloth included in the kit and why wouldn't you? You can let your imagination run wild and draw whatever occurs to you, or use the kit stencil to express your personal interests and style. And don't worry. Chalk of the Town t-shirts are designed to be used, worn, erased and washed over and over again! They come in kid and adult sizes. The price a kit which includes the shirt, a special marker, erase cloth and storage pouch is about $28.00.

Chalk of the Town Nominated for "Best New Brand" in 2017

August 06, 2017

Chalk of the Town is pleased to announce it has been nominated for consideration as this year’s recipient of Earnshaw's Magazine’s prestigious Earnie Award, for “Best New Brand”.  The Earnie Awards recognize outstanding childrenswear companies for excellence in design. 

 

During June through September, retailers and manufacturers nominate deserving companies in each of the categories. After the nomination process ends, a ballot is established reflecting the industry’s top four selections in each category. The Earnies are the only awards program voted on by industry experts and being nominated for an Earnie Award is an important and valuable distinction for the companies selected.

We Heart Soul Cycle

May 14, 2017

Soul Cycle launches a special edition Chalk of the Town kids' t-shirt. On Mother's Day, selected indoor cycling studios around the country will be demonstrating t-shirts and selling kits which will include the following:

• Chalk of the Town SC t-shirt 

• Erasable chalk marker 

• Erasing cloth 

• Special stencil made for SOUL CYCLE with music notes, a peace sign and all good vibes!

 

Participating stores include:

East 83rd NYC

Tribeca NYC

West 77th NYC

Greenwich CT

Roslyn NY

Short Hills NY

Scarsdale NY

Union St (San Francisco)

Palo Alto CA

Newport Beach CA

River Oaks (Houston)

Preston Hollow (Dallas)

Chestnut Hill (Boston)

Bethesda (Maryland)

Old Town (Chicago)

Ardmore (Philly)

Huffington Post Gift Guide

February 08, 2017

Chalk of the Town in The Ultimate Valentine Gift Guide on HuffingtonPost.com 

Boutique finds, independent artists and truly unique Valentine’s gifts...it all starts here, and just in the nick of time for the day of love! Here’s my guide as seen on NBC’s Today show, with a few extra bonuses your sweetie will adore.

KIDS: DIY Chalkboard T-Shirts

TODAY Show Valentines Day Gift Guide

February 07, 2017

Chalk of the Town on the NBC TODAY Show with Keith Urban and Amy Goodman

Chocolate cherries, books, more: Perfect gifts for your Valentine (even kids!)  Valentine’s Day love is for everyone. Amy Goodman of Zulily.com joins TODAY with gift ideas for all the people you care about, including fresh-dipped maraschino cherries, personalized watches and books for kids.

February 01, 2017

February 2017 "Camp it Up" magazine spotlight.

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Chalk of the Town T-Shirt For Kids on TV in Los Angeles

December 12, 2016

Celebrity Stylist Anya Sarre joined KTLA5 live to share fashionable holiday gifts for everyone on your list, live from Los Angeles.

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