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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…

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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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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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New Hours!

May 21, 2013

Warmer evenings and more restaurants along Richmond Road can make for a livelier evening in Westboro.  With this in mind, The Village Quire is trying on some new hours! Monday through Wednesday 10am – 6pm Thursday and Friday 10am –…

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Mothers Day

March 21, 2013

I don’t know what’s in the works for Mother’s Day this year but I know it will have something to do with breakfast in bed, lots of kisses and cuddles and flowers. And probably a nap. I miss naps. They’ve been hard…

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Village Quire

February 21, 2013

People often ask why I bought the store. They want to know if it’s because I love paper. I do love paper. Pretty wrapping paper and the ribbons that go along with them. I also love journals and notepads. I…

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