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Your Song Designs sells music greeting cards and gifts. Each item is handmade using vintage sheet music and decorative papers from around the world. 

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Music from my garden

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Andy Warhol

When I slow down to take in the world around me, I am overwhelmed by the beauty and magic that surrounds us. These moments of wonder change and inspire me and I hope they will uplift you, too.

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Seasons of Life

Julie Haydon

Spring is slowly creeping in here in the Bay Area. As my fruit trees begin to fill with tiny blossoms and daffodils push through the ground, it’s clear that nature is moving forward into a new season.  There is no holding back this progression.  Deciduous plants can’t choose to stay in their dormant stage, whether they want to or not. Although we pretend we have control over the ebb and flow of our lives, they follow certain inevitable cycles, as well …

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Dancing through life

Julie Haydon

If only there could be little signs or cairns directing us on our path in life. How reassuring it would be to have confirmation that you made the right turn, or that you have reached your destination. How helpful it would be to have advanced warning about difficult times approaching.

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Letting it all go

Julie Haydon

I am in awe of deciduous trees in the winter. They stand so tall and so proud, completely bare to the world during the harshest months of the year. To me, this is a remarkable example of self-care. A deciduous tree actually prepares itself to rest and restore. It lets go of everything it has worked so hard to produce, every single leaf.   

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Adopt the pace of nature

Julie Haydon

I am finally learning to weather these times with more grace by realizing that this is only one season of my life. Like my rose bushes in their dormant season, not only is it just not the time to create showy flowers, and it is actually not physically possible. So long as I’ve watered, fertilized and I continue to weed ruthlessly, sometimes there is nothing more you can do but wait patiently till the season changes. 

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