An Introduction

The Lawn Greetings industry can be defined as small businesses which help their customers celebrate various occasions and events by renting displays that are set up in the recipient’s yards. The displays vary greatly from giant wooden character signs, to small "critter" signs, to a wide array of elements decorating a front yard. Generally you have 2 specific categories for lawn greetings; all occasion displays and the stork display.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

King of the Hill" Stork Display - Feb 8, 2009

"King of the Hill" Stork Display - Feb 8, 2009

WOW - Did you see it, Did you see it???

The Sunday February 8, 2009 episode - "Lucky See Monkey Do" of "King Of The Hill" that aired -- (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) showed a brief Stork Baby Announcement Display...

This is the first episode of the series to air in high definition and was totally awesome, especially if you are in the Lawn Greetings/Yard Cards business...

Several members from the LGA (Lawn Greetings Association, Inc) noticed it and the "buzz" was on...

This just goes to show how far Lawn Greetings/Yard Cards/Stork Baby Announcements have come over the years - They are becoming an integral part of Americana and the way that we celebrate special occasions - Baby Announcements - Welcoming Home Mom and the "Little Bundle of Joy", Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Mother's/Father's Day, Flamingo Flockings and any other special occasion you can think of...

We will be contacting FOX to see if they can do a "Flamingo Flocking" for one of the character's birthdays...

Stay Tuned...

Signing off for now...

Mike and Marlene
Yard Card Surprise

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Operation Pink Flamingo

Hi Folks, been meaning to post a blog about our new Charity, Operation Pink Flamingo. We are forming this charity to collect donated pink flamingos to send to military camps over seas; Iraq, Afganistan, anywhere we have people sacrificing their lives and miss home. We're doing our little part so that we can bring a smile to their day and give them a reminder of home.

Our first "victim" was Chris In Iraq. We sent him a flock of flamingos back in April. He posted about it on his blog

We had another request from James, his blog is Jim In Iraq. Haven't heard back from him, so I really hope everything is alright. James, if you are out there, email me, we have your flamingos ready to be shipped!!

If anyone else comes across this blog and you know of a military camp who would like a flock of flamingos sent to them, please contact me at and put Operation Pink Flamingo in the subject line.

Happy Flockin!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Countdown to Pink Flamingo Day!!

I have some exciting news!! I heard back from the Mayor of Leominster, MA, Dean Mazzarella!! I have a conference call scheduled with him and his Economic Dev. person, Lisa. I am so very excited to finally get to talk to them. They seem excited about Pink Flamingo Day as well. After all, Mr. Mazzarella declared it in honor of Don Featherstone, the creator of the Plastic Pink Flamingo!!

Only seven days left, I am so excited!! I have been hearing from people all over the US and Canada, and we even have Chris in Iraq (we donated flamingos to his military camp) who is going to set out his little pink friends!!

1 more week!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Help us celebrate Pink Flamingo Day!!!

Celebrate Pink Flamingo Day and Help Set a World Record!

Fremont, OH, May 19, 2008- The Lawn Greetings Association, Inc. (LGA) is seeking help in setting a World Record for the Most Pink Flamingo Displays set out in one day. This accomplishment will be from lawn greetings business owners and other interested parties from across the entire United States, Canada and anywhere else in the world.
Pink Flamingo Day, June 23rd, was declared by Leominster, MA Mayor Dean Mazzaralla, in honor of Don Featherstone, creator of the original Plastic Pink Flamingo. Shortly before the 50th anniversary of Featherstone’s flamingos, the manufacturer Union Products ceased production and went out of business, however, other versions of pink flamingos are still available from a few companies in the US.

"Part of our effort to set this world record is to honor Don Featherstone and his flamingos. Another part of our mission is to raise awareness of our lawn greetings industry and to let everyone know that we are out there to provide a fun and exciting service, to help you celebrate your special occasion by setting up a lawn greetings display in your recipients’ yard. Most popular of these displays is a Flamingo Flocking, therefore we chose this event based on Pink Flamingo Day," states Michelle Reed, President of the Lawn Greetings Association.

Those interested in this event can visit to get further information. To participate, just set up a display of a minimum of 4 pink flamingos in a yard with a sign that says, "Celebrating Pink Flamingo Day!" and take a photo of it. The association will also accept a short video file in .avi format. Email your photos and video to along with your name, contact information and location of the display. The display needs to be placed in the yard on June 23rd, by 9am and can not be taken down until 9pm the same night.

Don’t know where to find plastic pink flamingos? A listing of where to purchase them is available on their website. It is encouraged that participants host a party or gathering to make this World Record event amazing and fun!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April Fool's kicks off Lawn Greetings Month

Fremont, OH, April 1, 2008- President/Executor Michelle Reed of the Lawn Greetings Association, Inc. (LGA) announced today a declaration that April be considered as "Lawn Greetings Month". The purpose of Lawn Greetings Month is not only to promote awareness of the industry to the general public, but to help bring smiles to those who are celebrating a special occasion or event.

The lawn greetings industry can be defined as small local businesses which help their customers celebrate various special occasions and events by renting displays that are set up in a recipient's yard. The displays vary greatly from giant wooden character signs and small "critter" signs, as they are referred to in the industry, to a wide array of elements for decorating a front yard such as 3 dimensional plastic or 2 dimensional characters and shapes.

Every business is independently owned and operated, unless a company is part of a franchise or dealership. Therefore, terms, prices and inventory vary greatly. However, they all have one common goal in their businesses, to create pleasant surprises by decorating lawns with out-of-the-ordinary items for everyone to enjoy. These items could include anything from a yard full of plastic pink flamingos, smiley faces, cows, ducks, to buzzards, or even hearts, stars or other funny characters.

Reed states that she and members of the industry are very excited to declare their first holiday. "This is a stepping stone in gaining national exposure and awareness of the industry. We all love to help people celebrate the special moments in their life, and a lawn greetings display is a unique and fun way to do it." As a part of this celebration, lawn greetings companies across the nation will be putting out displays in honor of this milestone event, most are guaranteed to make you smile.

Association members are also planning on celebrating another important event based on the creator of the original Plastic Pink Flamingo, Mr. Don Featherstone. In the birthplace and hometown of Featherstone, (Leominster, MA) Mayor Dean Mazzarella declared June 23 as Pink Flamingo Day. On this day, lawn greetings company owners across the country plan on setting out pink flamingo displays in honor of the pink lawn ornament.

"I just love the idea that all across the states, people will randomly see yards full of pink flamingos, all in tribute to Don Featherstone. It will be a hoot!" Reed states.

The LGA is the leading authority and only non-profit trade association of the lawn greetings industry which consists of members from across the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, and New Zealand. For more information, visit the Lawn Greetings Association, Inc. on the web at or to find your local Lawn Greetings Company visit The Flamingoed Lawn Greetings Directory at