Character is what makes a person unique, a home a home and a gift memorable. Character is what makes a party festive and a table setting colorful.
Love of Character is paper goods & party supplies shop based in Kansas. In the shop you can find creative work by Mary, her team, and some of her favorite finds perfect for gift giving and parties. For the Love of Character blog started in 2013 as Mary and her husband, Dustin, started working on home improvements in their old house. The name came from their love of character when searching for the "perfect" house to start their life together. It was the little touches such as the staircase, crown molding and wood work that sold them on it. Sharing ideas on decorating, party throwing, and gifts, Mary realized she wanted to help others add some character to their lives. Mary reached out to her fabulous Aunt Mary to get the business going. The next step was heading off to market to search for the character filled paper goods and party supplies that fill our site and shop!
A year ago, Mary expanded her family and now the shop has a new shop baby, Elizabeth! Some times she makes an appearance and she definitely keeps us all on our toes. This past year, we also unfortunately lost someone very special, Aunt Mary. She was and will always be an inspiration for the shop, and we hope to continually make her proud.
Stop by our little corner at 3200 East Douglas Ave. in Wichita, KS.
To learn more about Mary, Dustin, Baby Elizabeth, and their little dog, Teddy, check out For the Love of Character blog! There you can find ideas on DIY projects, home improvements, decorating and hosting.
In this shop, we believe that a life full of character is a life well lived. Our commitment is to add Character to your parties, gifts and life! Please let us know if we can do anything to assist you and make your experience fulfilling.
- Mary Elizabeth

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LOC Team



Helena is a young lady who loves to bring out the best in others. She believes in the ability to impact people and share the love of Jesus through even the smallest of interactions, She is a passionate coffee drinker, lover of sno cones, avid book worm, and she appreciates anyone who still finds joy in writing letters. She loves to travel and hopes to knock Australia off her list next! Recently married to Dan, she is loving this whole marriage adventure. With a degree in Marketing and Communications, Helena hopes to use her entrepreneurial spirit to start a small business of her own one day! She is currently leading our inventory management.
Maddy is a new-comer to Wichita, having recently just finished up school in Nashville. When she isn’t watching re-runs of Seinfeld on her couch, you can find her listening to, writing, or playing music. Some of her favorite bands include Mumford & Sons, Nirvana, and anything in the “dad rock” genre. She enjoys meeting new and interesting people, and figuring out what makes them weird. With her degree in marketing and love of all things fun and creative, she is excited to take on whatever party idea comes her way! She is our Event Coordinator, so reach out to her to book your next party!
Maddie is a Wichita native and loves all things ICT. During the week, she is a 4th grade teacher at Ortiz Elementary, but on weekends she is thrilled to be helping people shop at her favorite local store: Love of Character. When she is not working, you can probably find her drinking a Thunder Blonde at Wichita Brewery Company or listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat. If the weather is nice, she likes to spend time on the links and is still working toward a hole in one. She loves to laugh, meet new people and enjoys the simpler things in life.