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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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Shop Meri Meri Party Supplies in Ottawa!

April 27, 2018

We have the best, most exclusive Meri Meri Party Supplies.  If you are planning a birthday party this spring, you will want to get in here! This is just the smallest hint.

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New Clayboys In Stock Today!

March 20, 2018

Funny, dirty and outrageous. That’s how we describe ClayBoy Greeting Cards. New shipment just arrived today. Some of these go pretty quick so stop in soon. p.s. Mona happens to be my Mom’s favourite 😉  

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Shop Westboro Village for Easter Gifts!

March 8, 2018

When you stay local, it’s a cinch to fill an Easter Basket with thoughtful gifts for your kids and grandchildren! Believe it or not, Easter is coming up pretty quick. It falls early this year. We will be closed Good…

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DIY Birthday Invitations

February 27, 2018

You know what I love? Rubber Stamps. Throwing it back 15 years (!) my husband and I made our own wedding invitations. I bought a couple of kits and inks, cardstock and ribbons and we went at it. When I…

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Heading to a friend's ski chalet this weekend??

February 23, 2018

Are you heading to a friend’s ski chalet for the weekend? Besides the usual bottle of vino or offer to cook dinner, your hosts will be delighted to find a little something left behind after a weekend of friendship and…

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Gift Wrapping in Westboro!

February 21, 2018

Hello! Do you shop Mrs. Tiggy Winkles ? Me too! Did you know they have an easy gift wrapping service?? They do! And I can tell you from experience that when my kids walk into a party carrying a Mrs. Tiggy Winkles…

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It is coming up to our anniversary!

February 6, 2018

It was around this time seven years ago that it was all coming together and I was purchasing The Village Quire.  This time of year I tend to sit back and take a breath and consider how fortunate I am…

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GIVEAWAY!

January 15, 2018

Hello! I think I have mentioned before that I don’t care one bit that Valentine’s Day is a made-up Day of Romance. I happen to love cinnamon hearts and I will wear pink and red. Together! I love having heart-shaped…

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Happy New Year!

January 6, 2018

Hello! And Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that Christmas happened only two weeks ago. I think I sent a total of six Christmas Cards and I got about the same number back. I thought about sending New…

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Upcoming Bullet Journal Workshop!

October 25, 2017

I had all day to sit down and tap at my computer. How do writers do it?? Because here I am, at 3:44pm, and I am finally inspired! And with my kids home in the next 15 minutes, I will…

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