This week I gave an estimate to a guy who is retiring from a fire dept in Texas. He has been in the fire service for 36 years! He has 8 badges and numerous patches, pins and helmet shields – 61 pieces in all! The box will be very large, but I think it will be impressive in that it represents a very long career.
He called me the other day with a lot of questions and ended the conversation by saying he would send me all the items with an order form. Stand by for pictures of this one, although it will probably be 3-4 weeks before its finished.
This week we also received an order from the Campbell Police Dept in Calif. It will be a retirement gift with several badges, pins, etc. Instead of mounting an engraved plate on the inside of the box, we’ll be having the glass engraved. I expect this one to be very classy looking. One interesting thing is that instead of using velveteen on the backing, he requested that we use fabric from one of his dark blue uniform shirts. He also wanted a portion of the yellow striping from his pants in the shadow box. In addition, to being creative, I think this will look great. I’ll post a picture of this one, too.