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Branson, MO 65616
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A Guide to Shadow Boxes December 14, 2018

Branson, Taney
A Guide to Shadow Boxes, Branson, Missouri

Holiday shopping can be fun—when you know exactly what to get those on your list. Chances are you have to buy gifts for at least a couple of people who are hard to shop for, though. If you’re struggling to think of a present that’s as unique as it is thoughtful, consider making shadow boxes. A shadow box is a tangible expression of a memory. It’s similar to a picture or painting, but instead of framing a flat piece of artwork, it showcases physical items arranged in an aesthetic way behind a pane of glass. 

How to Design a Beautiful Shadow Box

shadow boxA shadow box is essentially a glass display case framed by a thick molding. When designing your own shadow box, try to ensure the items contained within it are all related in some way. In other words, there should be a cohesive theme that ties the whole piece together. You should also arrange them in an artistically pleasing way. Fortunately, a skilled framer can help with this aspect. Your framer can also help choose the best material, style, and color for the molding. 

Why a Shadow Box Is the Perfect Gift

Shadow boxes are often associated with military medals and ribbons, but in recent generations, they have become a way to capture the nostalgia of years gone by. Everyone has cherished mementos that are merely collecting dust in storage somewhere, and a shadow box allows them to showcase these items. If you gift a carefully curated piece, the recipient will be both utterly surprised and eternally grateful. It is truly the most personalized, thoughtful present you can give someone. 


If you want to make a beautiful shadow box for someone in your life, turn to V & K Custom Picture Framing. Located in Branson, MO, this local picture frame shop has been helping the residents of Taney County decorate their homes since 1977. The visitors at V & K are customers for life because everyone appreciates the creativity and ingenuity their friendly team brings to each and every project. In addition to making shadow boxes, they offer full-service picture framing, and they're proud to help clients from start to finish. Check out their website to see some of their museum-quality work or call (417) 334-6393 to discuss your needs today.