Buying wedding presents, birthday gifts and greeting cards just feels better at a local, independent boutique. When you’re expressing appreciation to important people in your world with a gift, it helps to have guidance with a personal touch from local owners. Meredith Lintner Metzmeier and Kathy Lintner, owners of Cartwheels Papers & Gifts, love this responsibility.

“We have a consistent dedication to  friendly, personal service and we pay attention to every detail,” says Kathy. “A visit to Cartwheels is made so enjoyable by our wide range of unique papers and gifts.”

Brides and mothers of brides feel equally comfortable at Cartwheels Papers & Gifts for several reasons, like the store’s good vibes and welcoming attitude of the staff, and because the owners of Cartwheels are a mother and daughter team themselves.

Kathy and her daughter Meredith opened Cartwheels in May 2009 at Chenoweth Square. A full-service gift and stationery boutique, Cartwheels is known for its offerings of custom gifts and papers for all occasions.

Weddings are certainly a momentous occasion. So are birthdays and holidays and everything in between. Cartwheels Papers & Gifts has giftware available on a daily basis, including accessories and jewelry, candles and champagne flutes, household décor and unique works by several local artists, along with plenty of other gifts for family and friends—even babies.

Another specialized offering from Cartwheels is the customization of jewelry and acrylic barware. For example, acrylic champagne flutes and flasks for bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Customized stationery includes personalized notes and invitations, plus full wedding suite papers, from “save the date” cards to invitations, programs, table numbers, place cards, guestbooks, thank-you notes and correspondence cards.

Now let’s talk greeting cards. “Every season changes the scene at Cartwheels,” says Meredith. You’ll want to pick up cards to hand out in person or pop in the mail for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras in February, St. Patrick's Day in March, Easter in April, Kentucky Derby in May, and of course the rest of the holidays throughout the year: Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and  Christmas.

Meredith is Cartwheels’ wedding consultant. She works one-on-one with brides and grooms and with wedding planners so that the perfect wedding papers are designed for each couple individually. “Appointments are encouraged to allow for the best opportunity to plan the paper designs and to formulate a timeline appropriate to the planned wedding date,” says Meredith.

Customized cocktail napkins are quite popular for engagement and wedding parties. “We offer a wide range of gifts to celebrate the newly engaged couple, their parents and their wedding party,” says Meredith.

The tagline for Cartwheels Papers & Gifts is "Fun. Seriously!" Meredith and Kathy take their work seriously because they are as professional as they can be, treating every customer with warmth and respect. At the same time, they know that life is far better for everyone when fun is at the heart of it all.


Shop Cartwheels in Chenoweth Square Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (502) 895-1800

Posted on 2020-02-12 by By Kathie Stamps | Photos by Dick Arnspiger