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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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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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What’s Happening in August At The Village Quire

July 31, 2019

Promotions, new gifts and other items now in-store at The Village Quire.

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Rifle Party Kit, party supplies

Shop for Mom at The Village Quire!

May 6, 2019

The weather looks promising this Mother’s Day Weekend. The promise of a sunny, spring day begs for these Rifle Paper Co. Party Supplies. Want to see more? Head to our online shop and check out all the pretty things we’ve…

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Ready for Spring? Same here!

March 28, 2019

Have you shopped in Westboro Village lately?? The sidewalks are free from ice and, like you, we are all itching to prop our doors open and let the warm spring air in! Mother Nature, of course, has other plans for…

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Enviro-friendly options at The Village Quire!

March 21, 2019

If you are a fan of Nu Grocery up the road in Wellington West, then we have something in common. I can’t honestly say that The Village Quire is going completely waste-free, but stores like Nu and terra20 are definitely…

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Keeping A Gratitude Journal, cover

Keeping a Gratitude Journal

February 22, 2019

The practice of keeping a gratitude journal is not new. Keeping a list of all the things we are thankful for can help reduce stress and contribute to an overall sense of calm. In fact, for me, recognizing what I…

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Shop The Village Quire for all your Spring Calendars

Spring Will Come

February 22, 2019

Spring. It feels a bit elusive this week, don’t you think? The shops are filling up with bright colours and cute clothes begging for warmer temperatures. I even read that “spring is just around the corner”. I beg to differ.…

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