Cards On Yards

There’s been a huge trend I’ve seen over the past 3-4 months and much of that can be attributed to Cards On Yards. With many people stuck in doors, the new norm during COVID-19 has been drive by parties whether it’s birthdays, graduations, or any celebratory cause. And you know you’ve seen the big letters on people’s yards commemorating the occasions. Through the month of May, I think every single neighborhood I drove through had a big graduation yard card.

Cards On Yards is a local business started here in Wichita by Amanda Jolley. The business is very simple, it’s essentially a big greeting card that is displayed on someone’s yard. It’s exactly what it says it is… A card on a yard. Many people use them to surprise their friends and family with memorable personalized yard greetings. My girlfriend’s sister had one done for her birthday during the whole quarantine and turned out to be a fun way to brighten her day. I felt her pain having a quarantine birthday. 🙁

The ideas for the cards have ranged from engagements, baby announcements, graduations, open houses for realtors, business reopening, weddings or something as simple as your husband finally leaving the toilet seat down with the toilet paper facing the right way. It sure beats having a guy stand outside in a rabbit outfit holding a cardboard sign.

Cards on Yards

Cards on Yards

The process is very simple. You book your greeting card through their website, they deliver, set it up and remove the yard greeting the next day.

Had I known about these greetings, I would have had this display on my yard everyday up until my daughter’s birth. Now….. I need one that says, “She’s a monster that likes to wake me up in the middle of the night!”


And what you’re probably wondering next, the price. Pricing for a 24-hour rental period for the yard card runs $80. It can go up to $95 with extras but after looking around I’m pretty sure it’s the cheapest price in town for a yard card.

For more on Cards On Yards and their yard greetings, check out their website, visit their Facebook page, or give them a ring at 316-213-9043. Lastly if you live in the Hays or Salina area, Cards On Yards has recently expanded to both of those cities.

When this whole coronavirus thing is over, I’m going to get a yard card that says, “Hallelujah!”.


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