Making a statement with her brightly coloured and festive yard cards, Childers mum Hannah Leacy’s new business, Lacy Yard Cards, is taking off.
Yard cards are large, personalised lawn signs, that can be erected to commemorate any special occasion from birthdays to graduations which have been popular in the United States for some time but are relatively new in Australia.
Hannah said Lacy Yard Cards provided an oversized, fun way to share the love while celebrating a special occasion or family event.
After opening her business only a few weeks ago she said word had already started to spread.
“It’s definitely something no one has seen in the area before,” Hannah said.
“America has been doing them for a long time, and after I saw them on the internet I wanted to know more and so I Googled it, researched it, and thought it would be perfect for me.”
As a stay-at-home, single mother, Hannah said the small business idea sprouted from her wanting to spend more time with her daughter, while releasing her creative side.
Standing up to 2 metres tall and 9 metres long, Lacy Yard Cards sure makes a statement, and Hannah said the design possibilities were endless.
“They are designed for the customer, I put together what the customer wants, and I build as I go and see what I come up with,” she said.
“I try to work to a theme, and I have a bit of everything including dragons, dancers, unicorns and balloons, which are popular for children’s birthdays. I have a variety of themes and five different alphabets to start.”
Each Lacy Yard Cards corflute is made from weather resistant corrugated card and printed with UV resistant ink in a variety of designs.
“There really is so much that goes into each yard card,” Hannah said.
“I stack and layer as I go, hence my creative side, I find my colourful brain needed something to stimulate it.
“They are designed for the customer and they don’t need to even touch them, as I come and set them up and take them down.”
To find out more about Lacy Yard Cards click here.
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