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Queenie Card, stocked at The Village Quire

Now Carrying Queenie Cards

January 19, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that The Village Quire is Now stocking, Queenie Cards. Made in Canada! Do you have a witty kid on your list this month? Someone who loves ketchup on everything? You’re Awesomesauce is perfect! Take a look…

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Rosie Made A Thing! A new, funny card line at The Village Quire

November 12, 2018

By all accounts, when you are window shopping in Westboro Village, you are stopping and laughing at the cards that are on display in our window. Rosie Made A Thing ($6, Blank Inside) make you laugh out loud and then…

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Shop Party Supplies at The Village Quire

November 11, 2018

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Why not set the tone with a pretty paper invitation. We have loads of choice. From classy and elegant to quirky and cute, stop by our little store in Westboro for some…

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Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village!

October 15, 2018

Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village! My kids and I are big fans of Wickedly Westboro! It’s the annual Halloween event happening along Richmond Road. You’ll find jack-o-lanterns lining the sidewalks and businesses handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters.…

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Gift Wrapping in Westboro Village

September 24, 2018

Did you know we offer gift wrapping?  And did you know it is complimentary? All you need to do is choose the wrap and ribbons and we’ll do the rest. The Village Quire has all kinds of wrapping paper and…

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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 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…

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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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