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You have seen yard cards on all the lawns in South Bend. Flamingos, cows, hearts, and stars all flood your neighbors’ yard with lawn letters spelling phrases like Happy Birthday, Congrats, and Welcome home. A life size greeting card for your front lawn, what could be more fun!? That’s what Jennifer Nyikos from Fun By The Yard thought when she started her Yard Card business out of her Michiana home in 2011. From hand cut and painted signs for her friends and family to becoming the number one professional yard greeting company in Northern Indiana has been a dream come true for Nyikos.
Customers love waking up to a special surprise after their night ninjas sneak into your front yard to decorate for your life event. You can welcome home a newborn baby, send them off to school for the first time, decorate for birthday parties, give your daughter a sweet 16 to remember, congratulate students on graduation, ring in a 21st birthday, celebrate an engagement, do something special for your anniversary, give your best friend a fun Over the Hill birthday celebration, or send your parents into retirement in style. Whatever the life event, Fun By the Yard is here to celebrate with you! “We decorate your memories!”
There are dozens of theme choices to mix and match to create the perfect lawn greeting. The most popular yard cards for girls’ birthdays are pink flowers, cupcakes, and rainbows with unicorns. Boys celebrating birthdays prefer sports themes and video game signs. For the adults that are still kids at heart, the beer mugs and cows make lots of appearances around Granger, Osceola, and South Bend. And what’s the number one all-time best yard card rental? Over the Hill. Buzzards, a giant grim reaper sign, four-foot tombstones, and no turning back the youth sings. If you can’t find the perfect match for your guest of honor, Fun By The Yard also offers custom yard cards. Just be sure to allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
What makes FBTY yard card rentals stand out from competitors like Card My Yard and Sign Gypsies? Experience, Customer service, and selection. With over ten years celebrating, Fun By The Yard knows what customers want. A personal touch, fast and friendly service, and personalized options. They come through with last minute orders that the chain lawn greeting companies cannot provide. And when you combine the best yard cards in the South Bend area with the number one balloon decorating company in Indiana, which FBTY also runs, you get celebration displays no one will ever forget!
**It’s “Game On” for our video game/Minecraft theme – Take 15% off when ordered for September display.
**Plan ahead and order your “BOO” yard early before they are booked up. Order here https://forms.gle/C39YZ4rcitFvFZ6P6
STEP 1: PICK A TIME FOR SET UP
Standard/Night before (between 9 pm – midnight) so the guest of honor wakes up to your surprise
Discount/Day of (between 8 am and 11 am) great for late risers or those you want to surprise coming home from work or school.
NOTE: There is a 25% upcharge for all Sunday morning set ups.
STEP 2: PICK A LOCATION
SOUTH BEND, LYDICK, NOTRE DAME – Standard $75 / Discount $65
MISHAWAKA, NORTH LIBERTY, NEW CARLISLE, ROLLING PRAIRIE, BUCHANON, NILES, LAKEVILLE – Standard $110 / Discount $85
GRANGER, OSCEOLA, ELKHART 46517*, LAPORTE, LAPAZ, BERRIEN SPRINGS, THREE OAKS, WALKERTON – Standard $135 / Discount $110
EDWARDSBURG, ELKHART* 46516 46515 46514, PLYMOUTH, WAKARUSA, BREMEN, Michigan City, – Day time set up only – $150 (*May opt for a second theme – NO CHARGE)
GRAND BEACH, GOSHEN, STEVENSVILLE, NAPANEE, SIMINGTON LAKE, CASSOPOLIS, LONG BEACH, MICHIANA SHORES – DAY TIME SET UP ONLY – $175 (*May opt for a second theme OR extra day – NO CHARGE)
BRISTOL, ST. JOE, NEW BUFFALO, WESTVILLE, UNION PIER – Day time set up only, $195 (May Choose any two at NO CHARGE: Second day rental, second theme, lawn letters AND a message board)
STEP 3: PICK ONE ACCENT / THEME
General birthday (presents, balloons, cakes)
Social Media (Teens and Tweens)
Space Aliens and planets
Sports themes (Soccer, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Tennis may be mixes/matched)
Over the hill traffic
Over the hill Grim Reaper
Over the hill tombstones
Breast Cancer awareness
Minecraft / Video Games – 15% off all of September
Baby Yoda/Darth Vader
Little man (Mustaches and bow ties)
Back to School / Teacher appreciation
Heroes work here – FREE 2nd day
Flamingo Flocking – Add $25
Welcome home active military – Always 15% off and FREE extra day
Not particular on a specific theme? Let us come up with something perfect with designers choice. When we’re in charge…you always get MORE than you get with a standard set up and you can be just as surprised as the guest of honor.
STEP 4: Pick either a personalizable message board OR Happy Birthday Lawn letters
STEP 5: CHOOSE OPTIONAL ADD ONS
Both message board AND lawn letters – Add $15*
Additional Day rental – $40 per day* (any available theme except graduation)
Additional theme selections – $15 each (example: Cupcakes AND Hearts)
Balloon Topiaries – $24 each
Balloon yard numbers – Starting at $99 per digit with 10 days notice
Party Poles – Designers choice – $30 each next day service / Customer choice – $45 each with 10 days notice
Why give a card when you can “Say it in the Yard”? Display includes one theme selection, name, age, and choice of either Happy Birthday (or occasion) lawn letters or a personalized message board.