What do you get a loved one who has everything for Christmas? A shadowbox of personal memories makes an incredibly thoughtful and original gift . . . and we make the process easy at Barnel’s.
Not sure where to start? We always tell our clients to bring in ‘more than enough’ items based on a theme, collection or timeframe, and let US help you pick the pieces that work. Let our experts guide you on a look and color scheme to work with your loved one’s décor.
Some ideas to spark your creativity:
Music & the arts: instruments, playbills, props, clothing and shoes (think tu-tu’s or ballet shoes) and of course photos make a great collection. No item is too big!
Outdoors: guns, hunting and hiking items, maps, fishing lures, rod and reels, duck calls, binoculars—any assortment or collection of these items makes a great showpiece.
Wedding, anniversary, honeymoon: of course we frame wedding dresses, but there are so many wonderful options including napkins, invitations, flowers, garter, rosary, cake top, and as always, photos.
Sports: signed collectibles, antique or special gear (even a baseball bat or hockey stick!), balls, trading cards, programs . . . the ideas for sports fans are endless.
Military: one of the most well known concepts for a shadowbox, pins, medals, flags, patches, and dog tags make a wonderful, personal work of art for any serviceman.
Inspiration can come from anywhere—from a mod collection of key chains or pins, to a rare set of antique coins or doorknobs. So embark on a treasure hunt this Christmas, and create a one-of-a-kind gift that’s sure to ‘wow’!