Merrymaker opened its doors on September 29, 1979 at 2902 West Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. Founder, Myra Warshauer, along with her husband and co-owner, Bill, moved the business to its larger current location at 3022 West Cary Street in March of 1981. Over the next thirty years, Myra and Bill established and nurtured longstanding relationships with the Richmond community and beyond, providing wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invitations, graduation announcements, and personalized stationery. The store was stocked with a variety of goodies, like JellyBelly jellybeans and stickers in the 80's, party supplies in the 90's and hundreds of invitation options. They were authorities on the etiquette and tradition of fine stationery and invitations.
In the spring of 2013, they handed the store over to current owners Heather Holub and Kelley Banks, Virginia Tech grads and architects. Through the summer and fall, Myra and Bill taught Heather the art and science of the stationery business. On weekends Bill showed Kelley how to work the foil stamp machine. Heather and Kelley bring their strong design background and personal love of paper to Merrymaker. They are passionate about beautiful and well-made objects, and populate the shop with favorites like Crane, Caspari, Kate Spade, Rifle Paper Company and Cavallini, and new discoveries like Rigel Stuhlmiller notecards, Decomposition journals, and Preserve papers made from t-shirt factory scraps.