What is a shadow box? What is a shadow box frame?

A shadow box is a wood display case with a glass front and solid back that contains memorabilia, keepsakes, dried flowers, and other objects of personal significance to its holder. Often used interchangeably, a shadow box frame is simply the molding that creates the outside of a shadow box.

What are some ideas of things to put in a shadow box?

The items that you can put in a shadow box are as varied as the shadow box styles that you can buy. Some ideas could be:

  • Military or Law Enforcement Patches
  • Freeze-Dried Flowers
  • Wine Bottle and Accessories
  • Photos
  • Flag
  • Military or Law Enforcement Jacket
  • Pocket Watch, Pocket Knife, Rings
  • Knife or Pistol
  • Mementos