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September Events

September 6, 2018

Come see what events we have in-store this September at The Village Quire!   See Events

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Back to School

August 14, 2018

It’s crazy-making to think back-to-school promotions have been in full swing since the middle of July. But that they were. Something I love about shopping local, is you and I both agree there is no way we’re going to shop…

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Meri Meri Party Supplies

July 23, 2018

Shop Birthday Supplies! Get ready to party with coordinated party supplies featuring Meri Meri Party. The Village Quire in Westboro is here to inspire you with a theme that celebrates the special moments in your life! We stock the very…

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Empathy Cards

July 19, 2018

Many of you know Emily McDowell’s line of empathy cards. These cards are frank and honest. They cut to the chase and deliver a message that many of us relate to.  These are the greeting cards you give when words…

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Shop Birthday Supplies in Westboro Village!

May 28, 2018

Meri Meri really does stand out as the cutest party supplies around.  Sometimes I shut my eyes and imagine throwing the best backyard summer party. Paper pinwheels, mini garlands and bright colours. How’s this for inspiration?? See those sweet watermelon…

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Shop Meri Meri Party Supplies in Ottawa!

April 27, 2018

We have the best, most exclusive Meri Meri Party Supplies.  If you are planning a birthday party this spring, you will want to get in here! This is just the smallest hint.

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New Clayboys In Stock Today!

March 20, 2018

Funny, dirty and outrageous. That’s how we describe ClayBoy Greeting Cards. New shipment just arrived today. Some of these go pretty quick so stop in soon. p.s. Mona happens to be my Mom’s favourite 😉  

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Shop Westboro Village for Easter Gifts!

March 8, 2018

When you stay local, it’s a cinch to fill an Easter Basket with thoughtful gifts for your kids and grandchildren! Believe it or not, Easter is coming up pretty quick. It falls early this year. We will be closed Good…

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DIY Birthday Invitations

February 27, 2018

You know what I love? Rubber Stamps. Throwing it back 15 years (!) my husband and I made our own wedding invitations. I bought a couple of kits and inks, cardstock and ribbons and we went at it. When I…

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Heading to a friend's ski chalet this weekend??

February 23, 2018

Are you heading to a friend’s ski chalet for the weekend? Besides the usual bottle of vino or offer to cook dinner, your hosts will be delighted to find a little something left behind after a weekend of friendship and…

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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…

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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…

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Shop for Mom at The Village Quire

April 27, 2020

Whether you spend Mother’s Day brunching or in the garden or just relaxing, I am pretty sure this year will be a little different for many of us. There won’t be family pictures in front of the tulips this year…

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Bullet Journal 101

January 29, 2020

Come learn the in’s and out’s of bullet journalling.

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Green Christmas

Are you planning a Green Christmas?

December 2, 2019

Many of us are making big changes to how we gift this year. The Climate Crisis is top of mind for many of us and here, at The Village Quire, we want you to know we have festive options for the upcoming gifting season!

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Sweet ideas for Thanksgiving!

October 9, 2019

I know what you are going to say….but I love an old school recipe box. For sure I still use Pinterest and I pop open my laptop or the family iPad regularly when looking for something to make for dinner.…

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What’s Happening in August At The Village Quire

July 31, 2019

Promotions, new gifts and other items now in-store at The Village Quire.

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Rifle Party Kit, party supplies

Shop for Mom at The Village Quire!

May 6, 2019

The weather looks promising this Mother’s Day Weekend. The promise of a sunny, spring day begs for these Rifle Paper Co. Party Supplies. Want to see more? Head to our online shop and check out all the pretty things we’ve…

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