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Travel Journals and Planning A Summer Getaway!

July 6, 2023

If you’re getting organized for a trip this summer, don’t forget your Travel Journal! We have a little something for the whole family! This travel journal is perfect for kids. It has a hardcover which is ideal for kids laying…

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Puffy Stickers, Scratch n Sniff and Vinyl Stickers!

May 24, 2023

If you’re reading this then you must be a sticker fanatic, too. I am betting we could get together and have deep down about the sticker books we kept as kids, the stickers we always wanted but never got, our…

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Father’s Day Cards for Dads and Grandfathers

May 24, 2023

Father’s Day is June 19 and we have loads of great Father’s Day Cards in stock. You’ll find a few of our favourites online but more choice in our Westboro Village shop. While we have lots of funny Father’s Day…

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from $25-$200

May 3, 2023

Celebrate the Mom in your life with one of these perfect gift ideas. At The Village Quire, it is pretty easy to find a thoughtful gift and Mother’s Day card. We’ve pulled together a few ideas. In this list, you’ll…

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Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Cards – A Free Offer

April 5, 2023

It will be another couple of weeks before we have all our classy, sassy, snarky, sentimental and beautiful Mother’s Day & Father’s Day cards ready to browse in the shop and online. But if you would like a Sneak Peak…

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Set your table for Easter with these great Spring decor ideas!

March 23, 2023

First, the napkins. I just love the look of Marimekko. Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle brand known all over the world for its original prints and designs. I tend to use cloth napkins day-to-day but I love a pretty paper…

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Cards and Gift Ideas for The New Home Owner!

March 7, 2023

Did a friend or family member recently purchase a new home? Buying a gift for a new homeowner is such a thoughtful and fun thing to do! We always have the best selection of new home cards and bringing along…

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Looking for The Perfect Gift?

March 7, 2023

Shopping in Westboro Village and looking for the perfect gift for someone special? We’ve got some great ideas for the traveler in your life! This cute little hip sack is perfect for someone traveling this summer. The pattern is, of…

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Spring is Coming!

February 22, 2023

Let’s talk about all things SPRING shall we?   We have the CUTEST jelly bags in stock now. These are the perfect thing for baguettes from the local bakery, fruits and vegetables from the Market and, of course, beach necessities.…

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Valentine’s Day Cards

January 23, 2023

It is hard to believe that January has nearly come and gone. Christmas feels like a million years ago and we are head first into planning Valentine’s Day and looking forward to all things Spring. If you’ve been into the…

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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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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 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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