How did you come up with the yard sign idea?
Celebrating life in a big, fun way is just part of my personality. I love turning ordinary things into the extraordinary. Just ask my kids. We celebrate everything, and I don’t just mean birthdays and holidays. It could be losing a tooth, gaining a new pet, or National Ice Cream Sundae Day. We do it BIG! I love making people smile and bringing joy to their lives. That is what Sunshine Yard Cards is all about. Celebrating ALL of life’s occasions in a fun and unique way! I feel so lucky to get the chance to help other families celebrate their special moments in the same way I’d celebrate my own.
What types of yard signs have you made so far?
You name it, we’ve celebrated it. We’ve created yard card displays for most major holidays, graduations, new babies, new homes, anniversaries, back to school and of course birthdays from ages 1-100. By far, the most popular yard cards we’ve designed are the custom birthday displays. We have so much fun designing themes as unique as the recipient.
What was the most memorable yard sign project?
The most memorable yard card project we worked on has been the “Welcome Home” display for a gentleman returning home from a 100 day stay at Sarasota Memorial. His Covid-recovery story is absolutely inspiring. When his long time friend contacted us from across the country, we could not have been more honored to help his friends and family welcome him home.
What areas do you cover?
Sunshine Yard Cards is located in Lakewood Ranch, Fl and delivers sunshine and smiles throughout the greater Sarasota area, as far south as Venice, Fl and as far north as Parrish, Fl.
What are some life events that a yard sign would be fitting for?
Yard cards are the perfect way to celebrate any and every life event. We create yard card displays for every occasion. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, new home or welcoming a baby home…or even National Ice Cream Sundae Day, we have you covered and are here to help you celebrate BIG!
How have you given back to the community?
As a former elementary school teacher and later PTO chair, I have a major soft spot in my heart for schools. I take every opportunity to donate my time and signs to schools in our area. Sunshine Yard Cards has worked with schools on teacher appreciation projects and are welcoming students & staff in Sarasota and Manatee counties back to school this year in a fun and unique way! In addition to schools, we recently held a giveaway honoring health care workers in our community. I was so inspired by the #SarasotaHeroes mural in downtown SRQ. We recognized 5 health care heroes with “thank you” yard cards! We love staying connected to our amazing Sarasota community and are looking forward to finding even more ways to give back this year.
-Alaina Elliott, owner of Sunshine Yard Cards