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Greeting Cards by 'Cardspirations' £2.00 each

  • Cards are left blank for your own message, with beautiful photographs on the front and a few lines of inspiration on the back
  • Approx size 5.5 inches (14cm) square
  • COLOURS: Please note that colours of the actual printed card may vary to a certain degree from the colours you see on your screen.
  • For P&P see bottom of page
  • Photographs created and inspirations composed by Birgit Barrett 

Text on the back

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If there is perfection then this beautiful white hellebore must come close to it. However, it does depend on who is looking at it. Because, until we apply the filters and judgements of our mind, everything is perfect.

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Delicate cherry blossoms dancing on the branches after a Spring shower invite to dream of sunny days and soft petals. Take time to get out into nature, let the rain clear your mind and refresh your spirit.

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Orchids have long been treasured by collectors and their beauty admired by many, no matter what size, shape or colour they are. Us humans are all unique and our deep beauty surpasses that of any orchid, and we are free to grow and thrive in any climate.

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Dreaming of Summer, lying on the warm ground amongst vibrant flowers, listening to birdsong. Who cares that it is only a daydream if it makes you feel soooo much better?

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In Winter, when all life has gone out of the plant, the clingy heads of the burdock still have a certain beauty and fascination. Just because the green is gone it does not mean new life is not waiting deep in the ground

to burst forth in Spring.

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In Winter the waterlily house at Kew Gardens is closed to give those gorgeous beauties a break. Just like waterlilies and many other plants, us humans need enough rest to be able to come to flower and enrich the world around us.

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Colour - an important ingredient of life. It can instantly lift us, bring memories, or even convey a certain message. And then there is our aura, and what about rainbows? Fill your world with colour and see how it makes you feel, lifts your spirit and changes your mood.

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The flower heads of these marguerites are turned towards the warming, nourishing sunlight to help feed the plant all the way down to the roots. Keep your mind turned towards the light in this world to strengthen your roots and feed your soul.

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Every dewdrop transforms a blade of grass into a magical light that radiates into its small universe. We have the capacity to spread the light within us out into our world. Behold the magic!

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A Winter flowering cherry brings light to a grey time of year despite cold winds and snow. Why wait until conditions are right? Start flourishing right now and step by step your branches will soon be covered in blooms inspiring the world around you.

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The brush strokes are bold yet soft and the grasses and flowers stand dark against this most delicately coloured evening sky. A bright light behind the subject lets you see the outlines without any disturbing details. Place your thoughts in front of the light to get a clearer picture.

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This oak tree in Upshire has grown into a loving shape. Let it be a symbol for nature’s strength and love which reside in all of us, even if not always visible.

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When you feel like you are standing on a stepping stone in the middle of a torrent river of stress and overwhelm, don’t focus on the swirling water,

always and exclusively think of just the next step. What can you do now?

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The language of flowers is different to ours. As they can’t speak, they find other ways to express themselves, like this one which has formed a heart in its middle. There are many ways to communicate. How many ways can you think of to say ‘I Love You’?

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When Spring bursts forth with a cornucopia of flowers, apple trees in full bloom and the most delicate of greens, your mind, body and spirit, too, may feel the vigour of the season and move forward with renewed force.Open your petals and prepare for plenty of fruit.

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These frilly blooms could easily compete with lilies and orchids, and there are so many different varieties, colours and shapes. If sometimes you think you don’t have a chance because of too much competition, just go and do it anyway. The world is a big place and you may just be the one to fill a gap.

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Despite the bitter cold these tough and at the same time delicate little flowers will push through the snow. No matter how delicate and vulnerable you feel, it does not exclude the toughness of courage and determination to flourish and say ‘No’ to the frost that is trying to stop you.

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Hellebores come in many different colours and flower at the coldest time of year. Their graceful appearance belies their sturdy nature. Outer beauty is no indication of inner resilience or delicacy. It is simply in the eye of the beholder.

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This is George, the resident peacock at Kew Gardens, dazzling us with his beautiful display. In Autumn he loses his tail feathers and his splendour until his feathers grow back by Summer. If you feel that you have lost all your splendour, don’t give up. You will shine again soon.

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The soft, beautifully shaped petals of this rose invite you to dream and feel comforted, soothed and uplifted. Just for the moment you become a small creature sitting in the centre of a pink universe.

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A daily mini retreat in nature, like sitting on the bench under this cherry tree, being showered with petals and breathing deeply, can clear your mind and replenish your soul. It creates a calm space from where you can see your way forward.

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Ice crystals have transformed this little branch and leaves into a fairy’s wand. Just imagine that every crystal grants a wish and, like a child, believe in the magic, then do what you can to make your wish come true and the magical universe will help you on the way to the fulfilment of your dreams.

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The slender stems of the birch trees reflect the colour of the rising sun on this Winter morning. The grass and shrubs in front of them are covered in frost crystals. Get up early one morning and let your heart soar with nature’s magic.

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A declaration of love in shape and colour.

Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words.

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The chough swiftly glides over the land in search of another morsel dropped by visitors to the mountain. When you reach your peak, you have a bird’s eye view of your achievements and the memory of those who helped you get there, for we need to work together to make it possible.

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These delicate rhododendron blossoms clustering like butterflies on a branch, look as if they are about to take to flight. Like blossoms in Spring, feel the energy of the sun, the lightness of your soul and get ready to fly.

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This common Cabbage White butterfly has his eye set on the sweet scented lavender flower and will not be deterred. When you focus on your goal and go for it, it does not matter whether you are a commoner or a king. What matters is the direction of your thoughts.

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