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Are you sending Christmas Cards this year?

November 19, 2021

I’m not usually up for anything Christmas before December 1st. Which is kinda weird considering my line of work! This year, November 12th came along and I found myself tipping into Holiday Cheer. I’ve been treating myself to gingerbread lattes…

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Shop Greeting Cards Online

February 5, 2021

The past year has been one for the record books, don’t you agree? For many independent retailers along our mainstreets, it’s been a year of trial and error and challenges and opportunities as we pivot our businesses to make a…

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Gratitude Journals

January 18, 2021

About a month ago I knew I was going to check out – there was talk of another lockdown coming, the end of my lease was looming and I was so, so tired managing the number of customers in the…

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A New Year Means A New Bullet Journal!

January 11, 2021

The new year is a great time to begin a new Bullet Journal.  The Village Quire stocks a curated selection of Leuchtturm dot notebooks as well as their official Bullet Journal. If you are the kind of person who puts…

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Sending Snail Mail This Fall

October 2, 2020

All the rain and grey skies this week has me packing away my flip flops and dresses. And I am kinda okay with that! I need a change. Even if it is only a change of footwear 😉 Fall has…

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Sweet, Made in Canada Birthday Cards

September 9, 2020

We’ve just received the cutest birthday cards, ever. Mythical Matters is a card line we have stocked for ages. Based in Toronto, the first time I met Storm in Shadow was right here in Westboro Village! From the minute I…

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Birthday Cards for Teenagers

August 5, 2020

Even though the kids have been home since FOREVER, I still can’t believe that it is August and that summer is half over! Our son turns fifteen this week – his birthday is always the halfway mark for us. We’ll…

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Birthday Cards for Everyone on Your List!

July 19, 2020

The Village Quire in Ottawa stocks the kind of birthday cards you are  looking for –  from sweet and sentimental to funny and maybe a little offensive, we hope you’ll find what you need! If you are  looking for Made…

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Shopping online at The Village Quire

July 6, 2020

The new normal is, indeed, weird.  The shop is *almost* back to regular hours and it has been great to see so many of you walking and poking into the shops. Westboro Village is slowly coming alive. It’s thanks to…

Read More

Canada Day Ideas!

June 29, 2020

Canada Day is this week and, while we won’t be hosting any great big backyard parties we might find ourselves sharing some driveway drinks with neighbours. Paper napkins and paper plates are in order! These are the very best Canada…

Read More

Are you sending Christmas Cards this year?

November 19, 2021

I’m not usually up for anything Christmas before December 1st. Which is kinda weird considering my line of work! This year, November 12th came along and I found myself tipping into Holiday Cheer. I’ve been treating myself to gingerbread lattes…

Read More

Shop Greeting Cards Online

February 5, 2021

The past year has been one for the record books, don’t you agree? For many independent retailers along our mainstreets, it’s been a year of trial and error and challenges and opportunities as we pivot our businesses to make a…

Read More

Gratitude Journals

January 18, 2021

About a month ago I knew I was going to check out – there was talk of another lockdown coming, the end of my lease was looming and I was so, so tired managing the number of customers in the…

Read More

A New Year Means A New Bullet Journal!

January 11, 2021

The new year is a great time to begin a new Bullet Journal.  The Village Quire stocks a curated selection of Leuchtturm dot notebooks as well as their official Bullet Journal. If you are the kind of person who puts…

Read More

Sending Snail Mail This Fall

October 2, 2020

All the rain and grey skies this week has me packing away my flip flops and dresses. And I am kinda okay with that! I need a change. Even if it is only a change of footwear 😉 Fall has…

Read More

Sweet, Made in Canada Birthday Cards

September 9, 2020

We’ve just received the cutest birthday cards, ever. Mythical Matters is a card line we have stocked for ages. Based in Toronto, the first time I met Storm in Shadow was right here in Westboro Village! From the minute I…

Read More

Birthday Cards for Teenagers

August 5, 2020

Even though the kids have been home since FOREVER, I still can’t believe that it is August and that summer is half over! Our son turns fifteen this week – his birthday is always the halfway mark for us. We’ll…

Read More

Birthday Cards for Everyone on Your List!

July 19, 2020

The Village Quire in Ottawa stocks the kind of birthday cards you are  looking for –  from sweet and sentimental to funny and maybe a little offensive, we hope you’ll find what you need! If you are  looking for Made…

Read More

Shopping online at The Village Quire

July 6, 2020

The new normal is, indeed, weird.  The shop is *almost* back to regular hours and it has been great to see so many of you walking and poking into the shops. Westboro Village is slowly coming alive. It’s thanks to…

Read More

Canada Day Ideas!

June 29, 2020

Canada Day is this week and, while we won’t be hosting any great big backyard parties we might find ourselves sharing some driveway drinks with neighbours. Paper napkins and paper plates are in order! These are the very best Canada…

Read More