FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The charge for renting the sign of your choice is  80.00*. The rental period is one week. We will leave the bundle keepsake at the front door when we return to pick up the sign. A "New Baby" Stork rental costs about the same as sending flowers, but it's more fun and the impact lasts much longer! 

How much does a "New Baby" Announcement Stork Sign rental cost?

Can I order a sign for a sibling? 

Yes, we offer sibling “star”signs.  They are only $20 for the first and $15 for subsequent star sibling signs. Plus you keep it! By having their star sign on the lawn with the birth announcement sign, the big brother or sister feels included in the exciting event.

Can I order a sign for a  pet sibling? 

Yes, we offer dog bones and kitty cat signs!  They are only $20 for the first and $15 for subsequent pet sibling signs.  Celebrating the “first baby” is always special!

What color vinyl do you use on the baby bundle keepsake?

Our default color is black because black is the only color that can easily be read from a distance (the street). However, we are happy to use your color preference. Be sure to let us know at the time you order. If you don't request a different color, we will use black. If you purchase a monogram for the bundle, we will use pink for the girls and blue for the boys.  

Where will you place the sign in the yard?

We choose the best location possible for visibility, as well as for the best photo ops. That said, sometimes there are issues such as utility boxes, a solid base of limestone, automatic lawn sprinkler systems, tree roots or landscaping that will dictate placement. In those situations, we will still use our best judgment as to location and it always works out just fine. If there is a specific location you’d like for the sign to be, please let us know when you order and we will do our very best to place it there. We cannot guarantee exact placement of the sign to your specifications if you are not home when we deliver the sign or you have not obviously marked the location in the yard with a tangible marker. But we will get very close.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot place a sign in front of public utility boxes, water mains or any other structure owned by the city or state. We cannot impede access to these areas or we could be fined by the city or county.

Is there a delivery charge?

It depends on the delivery location. We are located in the Cairo area. The price of the rental includes the first 45 miles we travel. If the delivery location is 46-50 miles away there is a $10 charge. If it’s 51-60 miles away there is  $20 delivery charge.

What service do you offer for MULTIPLE BIRTHS? 

We normally set up a separate sign for each baby. The first sign is priced at the regular rate. Each subsequent sign is $55.00. At the end of the rental period the new parents keep each personalized bundle. 

What service do you offer for the HAPPY GRANDPARENT?

If a grandparents’ sign is ordered at the same time as the sign for the new parents the rental price is discounted to $55.00**.

The following options are available for the grandparents’ bundle (not kept at the end of the rental period):

  • “It’s A Grandson!”

  • “It’s A Granddaughter!”

  • “Proud Grandparents Live Here!”

If the grandparents’ would prefer a personalized bundle to keep at the end of the rental period the charge is $20.00.

When do you deliver your signs?

We deliver and pick up our signs seven days per week.  We deliver  Monday through Saturday deliveries begin at 9:00 a.m.  On Sunday, we deliver after 1:00 pm. If you have a special request for delivery at a certain time please call and we will do our best to arrange it.

Where do you deliver?

We proudly serve Cairo, Whigham, and Thomasville areas in Georgia. We also serve Bradfordville and Tallahassee, Florida. Please call us if you are in an area not listed and would like our services, we will do our best to serve you! 

When do you deliver and pick up the birth announcement stork signs? 

We deliver and pick up signs 7 days a week.

Does someone have to be at home for the stork signs to be delivered? 

No. Times and dates for pick up and delivery will be set when the sign is ordered.

How far in advance should I order the Stork Announcement?

We don’t take reservations in advance, except for showers or gender reveal parties.  We have lots of stork signs and we will have one available when the time comes. If you’d like to have the stork in the yard before the new parents arrive home with the baby, we must have all the necessary info and payment no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before they are to be discharged.  An earlier notice is appreciated, but 6:00 p.m. is the firm cut-off for next day deliveries.

How do I place my order? How do I pay for your service?

To place an order, please complete the RENTAL REQUEST form. We will contact you to confirm the order and process payment. Simply Southern Storks & More takes payments by phone. We’re just like the florist. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express over the phone in payment of the rental. You may also pay by PayPal (simplysouthernstorks@gmail.com). Orders must be paid in advance, prior to delivery. 

 

If you have questions,  you may contact us via email at simplysouthernstorks@gmail.com.

What is your refund policy?

You will receive a full refund if any of the following apply:

  • You cancel your stork or birthday sign rental at least 24 hours in advance

  • Extreme weather conditions prevent us from setting up your sign

You will not receive a refund if any of the following apply:

  • We are unable to get into a gated community because we were not given a gate code or it doesn’t work

  • The security guard at a gated community refuses to allow us entry Please note: We stay very busy and we can’t wait at a gate for more than 10 minutes while the guard attempts to contact the homeowner to grant access. It is important that you make arrangements with the guard to give us access prior to the moment of delivery.

  • The homeowner or recipient does not allow us to set up the sign or calls us to request that we pick up the sign prior to the end of the rental period

  • If a dog or other animal is threatening or refuses to allow us onto the property

Do you offer other services for Expectant Mothers?

Yes! Our storks are perfect to greet guests at baby showers or to help announce the baby’s gender at a gender reveal party! Our rental for a Baby Shower is available in two ways. The 1 day rental will include a bundle that can read “It’s a (Girl/Boy)!” or “The Shower is Here!” The second option is to personalize the package for an additional fee, refer to our ‘Pricing’ page. This includes a bundle for the mommy-to-be to keep. The following options are available for the custom bundle: “Welcome to (Mother’s Name) Baby Shower” “(Mother’s Name) is Having a (Girl/Boy)” “Showering (Mother’s Name) with Love” For a gender reveal party – our storks greet guests at the door holding a bundle that says “blue or pink what do you think”. We can also customize the bundle and wrap it like a present for the mother to be to be surprised the day of the event.

Can the Stork Signs be rented for special announcements too?

Yes! We can easily customize any message for you. Our stork can announce a pregnancy- “We are expecting in July!” Our stork can delight a family member- “Kara is going to be an aunt!”or “Jennifer is going to be a grandmother!”. Our stork can make a special announcement – “We are having twins!”

*prices include set up, delivery and pick up. Prices are subject to change without notice

**Delivery charges may apply if the grandparents’ address is more than 15 miles from our location.