A local South Tampa family recently launched a business renting and selling yard greeting signs and birth announcements on Easter.
After the birth of their son last year, Anne and Brett Bloomquist received so much love and support, so they wanted to extend that same joy and encouragement to other families in the community.
"Work brought us to Tampa, but the community is going to keep us here," said Anne Bloomquist.
"When our son was born we were showered with lots of balloons, flowers, and gifts. We knew there was another way to announce the arrival of our family’s newest addition."
Tampa Yard Greetings caters to residential and commercial uses. Businesses can benefit from the signs to advertise specials, promotions, and/or fundraisers, and for residential they are perfect not only for birth announcements, but also birthdays, graduations, holidays, or other special accomplishments.
Anne’s expertise as a realtor contributed to their idea as she’s always looking for ways to draw someone to a home and catch people’s eyes, and their stork yard signs do just that.
The stork yard signs are handmade and up to seven feet tall and come in blue or pink, along with baby bundles that are a little shorter and read "It’s a Boy" or "It’s a Girl".
The boy or girl announcement is displayed on a baby bottle and every sign is personally hand crafted.
Other announcements come in a variety of colors, patterns and designs, letters and symbols, and customers can add customizable objects such as a glass of wine, sports objects like a football or tennis ball, smiles and others faces from a selection of more than 75 emojis, and even a printed photograph.
"The sky’s the limit as to what we can do," said Brett Bloomquist.
Tampa Yard Greetings operates 24/7 as an online, first come, first serve business, and offers fair pricing and a number of specials.
If you preorder three signs, one is free. They have a "See us and Shout" special that guarantees 10 percent off the first order if you are referred or see one of their signs, and 20 percent off to all first responders and active duty military personnel.
Prices for yard greetings start at $65 for up to 30 characters for a 24 hours rental, or for a week for $20 extra a day, and, for stork or baby rentals, prices are $75 per week or $45 per day.
The couple plan to expand the business to the greater Tampa Bay area, but for now, they anticipate a great first year with graduation season coming up as well as holidays such as Mother’s Day, Father’s day and Memorial Day.
For more information visit tampayardgreetings.com or call (813) 625-5326.
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