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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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Upcycled, Canadian-made Mittens $40

Shopping for Valentine’s Day in Westboro Village

February 7, 2019

Are you looking for a handmade gift for your two sweethearts?  Come to The Village Quire in Westboro! It really doesn’t get any cuter than matching mittens. Made from upcycled sweaters, these mittens have been hit all winter. And now…

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Queenie Card, stocked at The Village Quire

Now Carrying Queenie Cards

January 19, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that The Village Quire is Now stocking, Queenie Cards. Made in Canada! Do you have a witty kid on your list this month? Someone who loves ketchup on everything? You’re Awesomesauce is perfect! Take a look…

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Rosie Made A Thing! A new, funny card line at The Village Quire

November 12, 2018

By all accounts, when you are window shopping in Westboro Village, you are stopping and laughing at the cards that are on display in our window. Rosie Made A Thing ($6, Blank Inside) make you laugh out loud and then…

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Shop Party Supplies at The Village Quire

November 11, 2018

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Why not set the tone with a pretty paper invitation. We have loads of choice. From classy and elegant to quirky and cute, stop by our little store in Westboro for some…

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Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village!

October 15, 2018

Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village! My kids and I are big fans of Wickedly Westboro! It’s the annual Halloween event happening along Richmond Road. You’ll find jack-o-lanterns lining the sidewalks and businesses handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters.…

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Gift Wrapping in Westboro Village

September 24, 2018

Did you know we offer gift wrapping?  And did you know it is complimentary? All you need to do is choose the wrap and ribbons and we’ll do the rest. The Village Quire has all kinds of wrapping paper and…

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