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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. 


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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Shooting the rapids

Julie Haydon

When I was growing up my family spent a few weeks every summer in El Portal, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. During the day, we splashed around in the river, in an area where the rapids were not too dangerous. We spent hours hopping from one rock to the next to cross the river. When you are down in the canyon in the midst of very powerful rapids, the sound is almost deafening and the velocity of the river is ominous. Looking down on all of this grandeur from the riverbank is a completely different experience.   From this distance, the force of the river is inspiring…

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Growing with intention

Julie Haydon

To me, trees illustrate so poignantly the importance of growing with intention. Whether I find myself on level ground or a rocky hillside, taking the time to spread out my roots can be the difference between remaining upright after a storm or collapsing with the rush of water. I am easily distracted by the illusion that there might be a faster way to reach the sunlight, but the reality is, I will never get there without a healthy foundation.

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