For The First Time Ever Chocolategelt.com Made
The Largest Chocolate Gelt Mosaic in the World
On December 26, 2016. Over 7500 coins were used. For the love of art, chocolates and smiles! Original Concept by Chocolategelt.com. Original Design by Veronika Karat, Israel.
The story of Chocolate Gelt Mosaic: How we did it
It all started with an idea to make art from chocolate coins. Everyone loves art and everyone loves chocolate gelt so these two seemed like a perfect fun match.
Before this project came to fruition we were faced with several logistical and technical questions. We had the gelt and the creative team to accomlish the task but we really didn't know how to go about it or where to do it.
Chocolategelt.com works with a designer in Israel, her name is Veronika Karat. Ms Karat designed our beautiful Purim mishloach manot packaging line which has been used by sisterhoods and schuls across the country since 2006 to make Purim fundraisers.
We approached Ms. Karat with the idea of making this work of art. We are so greateful for her artistry and technical expertise, she was able to some up with a mock up for the art and make it incredibly precise for each coin to fit in place.
The next step was to have this file printed and we did exactly that by ordering it from Megaprint. The banner size was 10 ft by 12 ft and it was printed in a matter of days on a beautiful white vinyl fabric.
As Chanukah 2016 was approaching we still didn't have a place to make this project happen. We talked with several organizations and finally found a great solution. This is where customer service and having wonderful relationships with our customers made a real impact.
Dix Hills Jewish Center has been our customer for years and when its director came to pick up the gelt and dreidels order (yes, every year he comes personally to pick up the gelt and we always love when customers stop by!) we told him about the project.
To make a long story short the director loved the idea and so did the rabbi. We confirmed within a matter of days and the count down to the event began.
We didn't have much time to promote the event because Chanukah was approaching fast and we were busy filling the orders and sending them out. After all, GELTing it in time for the holiday is everyone's priority.
Considering how little time and resources we had to promote the event we were thrilled when over 300 came to celebrate the third night of Chanbukah at Dix Hills Jewish Center despite the clouds and the rain.
We thank Dix Hills Jewish Center for hosting the event and making a special place for our Chocolate Gelt Mosaic. We wish to express the excitement that happened on that night but it's nearly impossible. The volunteers making it had a sense of participating in an unforgettable important event. The children stopped running, stood and looked at the mosaic mesmerized. The adults were happy taking pictures of their kids in front of this work of art.
..and we didn't tell you the best part yet! At the end we gave away all of 7500 coins that went into making this mosaic. Now, that's when the most action happened :) It took us several hours to make and to enjoy viewing the piece and it took all of 3 seconds to destroy it in a rowdy festive and happy quest to fill the bags with hundereds of chocolate coins.
We hope we made the world smile on that night and inspired young minds to create and go for the unexpected. We hope we made the world a better (and sweeter :) place.
We will do this again on a larger scale, it's just a matter of time. You want to be involved in some aspect of the future project? Contact us, we are happy to hear your ideas.
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this is the press release that we sent out prior to the event
This is a one of a kind event not to be missed. 2016 is unique because Chanukah falls on all major December holidays, it starts on Christmas eve. We are making the mosaic to promote tolerance, friendship and understanding. Let's GELT together and #GELTcreative!
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