Sunday, October 19, 2008

How do you put lawn greetings into frozen ground?

Well, it's that time of year again (for many of us!)..... cold temperatures. Soon-to-be frozen temps! On our list of most often asked questions is:

How do you put signs in frozen ground?

Thankfully it's not as bad as it may seem and YES, you CAN install in freezing weather with the help of a few simple tools. There are two tools called a Post Driver and a Post Puller that make this task very manageable. They are special tools made specifically for the purpose of installing/removing posts (not just in frozen ground, but all types of ground). With the Post Puller you can pop your post out of the ground like a cork coming out of a wine bottle (no more trying to wrestle a 7 foot lawn stork out of the dirt!). Worse case scenario you can always bring a thermos of hot water or a drill to soften the ground if needed (but this is not common).


Friday, October 17, 2008

Customers story in newspaper!

I love sharing exciting stories about our customers and their businesses! Below is a link to a recent newspaper story about one of our stork business partners, Lynn Krebs of Stork Greetings & More in North Carolina. Great story Lynn! Thanks for sending it to us!



Thursday, October 16, 2008


Each month I offer a monthly blog-only special.


FREE Candy Bar Business CD
with any purchase over $1,000 ($195 value!)
Mention this offer at time of order placement

Add sales to your business with our Personalized Candy Bar CD.
All of our candy bar labels match our whimsical signs.
They make the perfect addition to any rental.
It's also a nice way to be able to offer something to your customers for
their special occasion even if you don't offer a sign to fit their needs.
For example: If you don't carry our wedding sign,
you can still offer your customers personalized wedding candy bars!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Testimonials - October

_"Thank you Sweet Greetings and Thank you Carrie for the opportunity to acquire our own business. I am so glad that I found you.

It was March 2008 when I had an idea. My daughter had given birth to twins in October after already having had two other girls. We searched high and low for a stork and settled for one that we were just happy with but not ecstatic. I then thought about providing this service myself. I wanted someone that rented our storks to say "wow". That is when I researched on the internet and came across your business -Sweet Greetings. What can I say --YOU WERE RIGHT!!!! You set us on the right track and gave us all the right info. Your storks are a breath of fresh air. Everybody loves them. They bring a smile to all that see them. The business is a happy one. We are growing little by little and enjoying every minute of it. I am hoping to be a stay at home Grandma some day with a thriving business and now that might not be just a dream. I'll let you know.

Once again --THANK YOU CARRIE of Sweet Greetings""

Janet Lewin & Ferdinando Musico
J& N Storkworld Inc.
Staten Island, NY


"I am a single mother with 3 children. I have 2 jobs, but like many others I still needed extra income. The hard part was finding time to fit another job into my already busy schedule. After brainstorming for ideas, I realized that stork rentals was a business that my area was in need of. Browsing through the Internet one day , I came across the Sweet Greetings web site. I was so excited, because they had the type of storks that I was looking for...unique,whimsical, and well made. Recently my business has really taken off. My customers say that they have found me due to the web site that Carrie created for me. Each one has also been very satisfied and impressed with with the style and size of the storks!"

Rose Krzyzanowski
For Your Occasion


"Dear Carrie,

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity you have given me to start my own small business. All of your support has been wonderful ! You have enabled me to keep my number one job as a stay at home mom and help earn extra income for my family. The feedback on the storks has been wonderful and all of my customers have been very satisfied with your product. Thanks again for everything!"

Jenny Hausch
Adorable Storks
Crystal Lake, IL


"First, let me tell you I LOVE the signs!!! We unpacked them last Friday and I was very happy with the quality. They look even better than I imagined."


Action Attraction
Tallahassee, Fl


"I wish I would of done this sooner"! That's what I've said since choosing "Sweet Greetings" to start my home-based business renting storks.

I live near (and offer my storks) in the town where the "Yard Storks" began. I've never been worried about competing with one of the most recognized stork companies w/ franchises nationwide. I knew right away my storks were going to do well since they're an "updated" looking stork, brightly colored & I have found no others out there close to them! AT ALL! I searched (and I still look out of curiousity) to see if I could find any others that I would want to claim as mine! One. Only one other company did I find and it's in Canada (Sweet Greetings has still been my best choice)! I know I might sound biased, maybe I'm too picky, but I wanted something that looks classy, but yet cute for the purpose it's for! I didn't like the ones that look airbrushed, or like they were cut in the high school wood shop.

When I opened up my storks after they arrived I was so pleased & excited about offering these guys! I am just glad that I was first in my area to get hold of these storks & claim my territory! I hope to be going strong in 5 years & re-up for the same areas again!

Carrie has been there for me from problems I ran into w/ the posts (nothing major!) to helping me with ideas to get some free advertising (and it worked!). I've never had a problem getting an answer to my questions when I asked & it's always in a timely manner at that!

I hope I don't sound like an infomercial. I'm here on my own freewill posting because I'm happy with my choices that I've made for my home business.

Carrie, forgive me for taking up so much space on the blog page. Thank you for all the help you've given me so far! I'm very pleased (as you can tell) and think if everybody knew about your storks you'd be a millionaire!

Thanks for everything,

Lynn Krebs
"Stork Greetings & More"
Dunn, NC


"The Sweet Greetings illustrations are loved by old and young alike! As soon as I saw the Sweet Greetings designs, I knew I wanted to do business with them."

Karri Hopson-Pape
A Sign to Celebrate

Monday, October 13, 2008

Welcome to our newest customers!

It's always so exciting helping new people start their lawn greeting business. I would like to welcome our newest sign customers. If they live in your area, please tell your friends, family and co-workers all about the wonderful items they offer!

Claudia from House Storking, LLC
Old Bridge, NJ

Personalized Candy Bars
Lawn Greetings Coming Soon!


Tammy C.
Maple Shade, NJ

Offering the following signs:
Noah's Ark
Just Married
Showered With Love
Pea Pod
Grand Slam - Baseball
Score - Soccer
Fire Fighter
Fairy Princess
Personalized Candy Bars


Kelly R. from Yard Occasions
Winston Salem, NC

Stork Rentals


Charlotte M.
from Waxahachie, TX

Stork Rentals
Flowers and More!