Tom & Linda Christpherson

About Affordable Buttons


Affordable Buttons is one the largest button manufacturers in the United States, offering custom pin-back buttons in 29 different shapes and sizes. Its mission is to exceed customer expectations with superior products and unmatched customer service that is backed by industry leading customer-friendly policies.


The company was founded in 1994 when Linda Christopherson and her three young children began a homeschooling project in entrepreneurism. What started with one small button machine and a couple hundred parts has now grown into one of the largest button manufacturers in the United States. In 1994, Christopherson taught herself HTML and launched one of the first websites to sell custom buttons online. In 2003, Linda met, and later married, her husband, Tom Christopherson, a senior software engineer at IBM, who designed custom software technologies to standardize sales, streamline production, and ensure on-time delivery. As a result, Affordable Buttons has become the industry expert in next-day deliveries and guaranteed delivery dates. Linda and Tom also developed an innovative manufacturing process that prints on clear polyester film instead of paper, making their buttons more scratch-resistant and visually superior to all others.


Affordable Buttons is a growth-oriented company, constantly using customer feedback to improve the ordering experience, introduce new products, and remain competitive. It has an impressive standard two-day production time for custom button orders and offers ship today service to meet customers’ rush needs. Every customer who orders from Affordable Buttons receives a guaranteed delivery date. Affordable Buttons promises that customers’ buttons will arrive on or before this date or else they’re free. Affordable Buttons’ services include a full service graphic design team.