A shadow box is an enclosed glass-front display case containing an object or objects presented in a thematic grouping with artistic or personal significance. Personalized shadow boxes create a dramatic, original visual effect.
While shadow boxes have a strong tradition in military history, they are also frequently created purely for artistic purposes, making them the ideal gift for that creative, inventive person in your life.
The origin of shadow boxes is deeply set in the military and servicemen. Based on a fantastic legend, shadow boxes carry history, romance, bravery, and heroism within. Military shadow boxes were originally simple boxes in which sailors retiring from shipboard service carried their belongings ashore. Superstition held that if the sailor’s shadow touched shore before he set foot upon it, he would suffer ill luck. By taking his belongings, a symbolic “shadow” of himself, enclosed within the box, he could ensure he would touch land before his “shadow.”
Though not to be confused with the sport of shadow boxing, these terrific collectible display cases still pack a powerful punch! Also known as a glass-enclosed display case, our personalized shadow boxes make an excellent home item for historical memorabilia, personal awards, art, or sentimental objects. These enclosures are ideal for protecting precious heirlooms or keepsakes from being affected by air, dust, humidity, or damage. We carry the traditional varieties constructed from a square or rectangular wooden frame, arranged in a series or as a standalone fixture. Our catalog also contains more modern designs that typically include MDF bases affixed with an acrylic vitrine ideal for use in high-end decorated rooms.
Browse numerous hinged shadow box sizes and styles to compliment all kinds of interior decors and environments. No other place offers a broader selection of high quality, custom, small to extra-large shadow boxes display cases or extra deep shadow boxes. Our wall hanging, front-loading shadow boxes are built to order. Choose your shadow box frame size, interior case depth, metal frame, or wood picture frame molding. Add optional shelves, LED lighting, cork, laminate, and fabric.
To commemorate years of valued military or government service, the promise of lifelong love and marriage, or any other sentimental items, it is essential to use one of our professional-grade shadow boxes. Our personalized shadow boxes will ensure your precious objects will be preserved and protected for generations to come, cementing the legacy of those in your family. You want the best care for such valuable, close-to-your-heart objects.
Seek through our vast catalog for the fantastic options we have for you. Choose the size, style, and material that best adapts to your needs and preferences. Create a memorable object, honor your family, and treasure your personal items with our beautiful, personalized shadow boxes.