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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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Inspiration Board

September 10, 2013

I’d like to start an Inspiration Board at home. A place for our family to share their ideas and to encourage imagination. My kids are still little. Ages 8 and 4 ½. Their imaginations are always running. I know because…

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September

September 3, 2013

This year my kids and I created the Summer Bucket List of Fun. We used miles and miles of Washi Tape to stick our list to the wall. I felt like last summer sort of eclipsed us. There wasn’t enough…

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Compendium Incorporated

July 4, 2013

Compendium turns everyday items into extraordinary gifts, and everyday occasions into memorable events. Compendium combines fresh, vibrant designs with thoughtful and inspiring words to create gift books, journals, greeting cards, stationery, and desk accessories. Compendium products celebrate the best parts…

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Life is Sweet

July 2, 2013

Every week this collection of cards grows in popularity. Just about everybody can relate to these cards…whether you have kids or think back to when you were a kid, each card reminds us all of the enthusiastic, guts-no-glory, live and…

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Alice Hinther Designs

June 25, 2013

Alice Hinther creates funny, whimsical and sometimes downright rude greeting cards using old images from the 40′s and 50′s, as well as images from her own family photo albums. The cards are a multi-layered collage of pages from old books,…

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Curly Girls

June 24, 2013

There’s nothing quite like a Curly Girl card.  Opening the mail box to find one sent across the miles can be like sharing a bottle of wine with an old friend or sitting down to a cheesecake, fork in hand…

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Two Bad Mice by Anita Jeram

June 24, 2013

You might recognize the illustrations in these cards. Anita Jeram illustrated Guess How Much I Love You written by Sam McBratney. These are some of the sweetest cards we carry. Blank on the inside, they retail for $4.50. Some of…

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Quotables $3.95

June 19, 2013

What began as a small collection of 48 black and white cards has grown into a  full line of black & white and colour cards, magnets and mugs that stand the test of time. Quotables transcends the traditional boundaries of…

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Teacher Gifts!

June 18, 2013

School is rapidly coming to a close…have you thought about year-end Teacher Gifts? I’ve done an informal poll of the teachers in my life. They do like getting wine, it seems! And gift cards to local coffee shops. In addition…

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Where will you be in FIVE years??

June 4, 2013

Celebrate a graduation, plan a retirement or envision a journey. FIVE is a book that  prompts with all kinds of inspirational quotes and leaves space for you to write and for turn out your own creative thoughts. FIVE  gets you…

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