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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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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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It is a Beautiful Life

January 7, 2014

Beautiful Life captures everything poetic and heartfelt in our lives.  The moment when our hearts skip a beat and we are caught between loving and letting go, between the decision to stay or run, that moment when we appreciate Beautiful,…

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While we always love local first…

December 11, 2013

…there is no denying the gorgeous greeting cards that come from across the pond. Have a look!  

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Cheerfully Priced Bags!

December 9, 2013

We love the pretty patterns that our premium gift bags offer – glitter, sparkles and foil. Grommets that secure the handles and sturdy cardboard to help ensure those delicate breakables make it to the recipient of your carefully chosen gift.…

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Two Bad Mice wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

November 29, 2013

You might recognize these charming drawings. These cards are designed by the illustrator who brought “Guess How Much I Love You?” to life.  Absolutely delightful and the perfect way to send a little merry merry. We will happily pop these…

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A post about party ware and a GIVEAWAY!

November 13, 2013

Do you know the Piggy and Gerald books? In our house, we are particularly fond of “I’m Invited to a Party”. If you ever get a chance, you should read it. It’s hysterical.  If I ever get invited to a…

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A word on sending Christmas cards…

November 13, 2013

Because people really do still send them. Maybe not as many as years past but shopping for Christmas cards is a step  in the direction of a season full of warm wishes, family gatherings, friendly tromps through the snow and…

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I love a party and a giveaway!

October 29, 2013

If there is one thing I love, it’s a party. Any party. Birthday, anniversary, new job, wedding, baby shower. I love going to parties and I LOVE throwing them. To be perfectly honest, I don’t even need a *real* reason.…

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Journal Keeping

October 2, 2013

People keep journals for all kinds of reason. Some people find it cathartic, the pouring out of their worries, fears, hopes and dreams onto a page that they may or may not revisit. When I was a teenager my diary…

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Life is Sweet: Grab our top 6!

September 27, 2013

Life is Sweet is an uplifting selection of inspirational, friendship and humorous quotes precisely matched with brilliantly quirky and original photographs of children. These cards have captured what it means to be a kid and how life through the eyes…

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Grab our top selling cards!

September 12, 2013

This isn’t an *official* shopping cart, but why wait?? We are happy to offer you collections of some of our best selling cards. All you need to do is give us a call and have your credit card handy. We’ll…

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