You may remember me mentioning that my father is retiring from the Greensboro Fire Department after 50 years and 8 months of service. Well, a mere 36 hours before we flew back to France, we hosted a massive retirement party for him at Station #5.
My father is leaving quite a legacy, so a lot of time and effort went into planning the celebration. One of my very favorite parts of the retirement party was the awesome mosaic we made for him using pictures from his life and career.
My husband stumbled across Mosaically on the day prior to the celebration and immediately suggested we make a giant mosaic for to display at his party. I knew that my brother-in-law had access to an industrial-sized printer, so I immediately got in touch and asked if he could print a huge image for me that very day. He said he would need the file within the next two hours, so we immediately got to work creating the mosaic.
Making the mosaic in and of itself was a breeze. We started with this picture of my father in his turnout gear…
And then uploaded a bunch of images to Mosaically and within seconds they had created this masterpiece….
Tip: click on the image below once, then click again to zoom and prepare to be amazed!
Oh, and I should mention the staff at Mosaically was extremely prompt when it came to answering our questions via email. Heck, they even provide a cell phone number so you can get in touch any time of day via text. Now that’s what I call customer service!
The printable, 300-megapixel digital image was sent to us via email within seconds of finalizing our mosaic, so all we had to do was forward it on to be printed and try to contain our excitement about surprising my dad.
*Note – Mosaically actually offers printing services as well which come highly recommended, but we were in a time crunch and needed the printed image within less than 24-hours.
The next morning while we were setting up for the big party, we enlisted some firemen to hang the mosaic on the wall of the fire station bay, right where all of our guests were sure to get a look.
It goes without saying that all of our guests were in awe by this larger-than-life mosaic!
And my dad – aka the guest of honor and my hero – loved it so much that we’re actually printing a slightly smaller copy of it that he can display in his man cave.
Oh, and remember how the whole mosaic thing was my husband’s idea and how my brother-in-law took care of printing it? Well, you know what that means…
Brownie points for the son-in-laws!
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