Signs for the times


Johnston residents Jody and Keith Graziano have joined the more than 500 Sign Gypsies affiliates around the country and can help customers’ next occasion be as special as the guest of honor.

Sign Gypsies is a yard sign rental service that helps folks celebrate all events and occasions in a big way. Inventory includes various color letters, and graphics to try and make your message as personal as you would like. They take care of all the delivery, set up, and break down your custom message.

When Keith turned 50 his sister, who lives in Florida, wanted to do something special to celebrate his milestone birthday. She thought about renting a lawn sign but couldn’t find a company in Johnston that provided such a service. The Sign Gypsies in Sue’s area of Florida were booked solid, so Sue urged Keith to look into starting a Sign Gypsies business himself. Keith saw an opportunity to spread happiness in trying times.

“The COVID pandemic put a damper on a lot of celebrations this year, but people found ways to celebrate the best way they could,” Keith said. “They had car parades, Zoom parties or put a small yard sign in the guest of honor’s yard. Our company can help to bring joy to these celebrations during both these unique times, and in the future by celebrating in an easy, affordable, hassle-free way.”

Keith and Jody just received their startup kit on July 3, and have already installed a few birthday messages.

“Keith and I put a lot of extra effort into creating the messages because we want the recipients to be overjoyed. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from a customer that the guest of honor was ‘absolutely delighted,’” Jody said.

For more information, contact Keith and Jody at, or through their website, They can also be followed on Facebook or Instagram.


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