Cypress Yard Greetings sees uptick in business as families celebrate special events from home

Kim Raus said she has added employees during the pandemic as business has increased. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings)
Kim Raus said she has added employees during the pandemic as business has increased. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings)

Kim Raus said she has added employees during the pandemic as business has increased. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings)

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Clients order signs for birthdays, graduations and other special events. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings)
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Cy-Fair residents celebrating graduations and birthdays from home have called on Cypress Yard Greetings to mark the occasions. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings).
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Cypress Yard Greetings offers a variety of letters and accents. (Courtesy Cypress Yard Greetings)
Kim Raus, who has owned Cypress Yard Greetings for six years, said business for her yard sign rental company has quadrupled during the coronavirus pandemic as families staying home look to celebrate birthdays as well as graduations, anniversaries and new babies, among other occasions.

Customers can personalize and rent signs online for approximately 24 hours for a $95 fee. Raus said her two sons and five employees—armed with gloves, masks and Lysol—are able to install and pick up greetings in clients’ yards with no contact.


“I have had to hire more employees and extended work hours to delivering and picking up throughout the day rather than just in the evenings,” Raus said in an email. “I feel very fortunate to be able to bring smiles to families during these trying times!”

In addition to hiring more employees, Raus said she is only accepting orders via her website, www.cypressyardgreetings.com, to streamline operations. Customers can choose from several color and pattern options as well as specialty graphics and place orders using PayPal or Venmo.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.