Framing Collections

How do you showcase and preserve a collection? You frame it!

We all know someone who collects items like Beanie Babies, shot glasses, seashells, or wine corks. A collector’s item is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector (not necessarily monetarily valuable or antique). Why do we collect items? Is it because we hope to make a profit someday? Is it to create a legacy after we are gone? Is it for the thrill of the hunt or an emotional connection to the past? 

For whatever reason, everybody collects something. You think you don’t? What about all the concert tickets you kept? Or the baseball cards & comic books you had as a kid? Or the record collection you’ll never throw away? Celebrities often have world-famous collections. Collections represent more than a bunch of stuff. They represent a moment in time; an emotional attachment; an experience.  A collection evokes a smile every time you see it. 

So how do you showcase and preserve a collection? You frame it, that’s how!  And, believe it or not, there are very few collections can’t be framed. If your collection is hidden in a shoebox under your bed or tucked away in a closet, consider framing it. Our creative designers can come up with a safe, attractive way to display your collection so you can enjoy it every day.

What Is A Shadowbox?

Collectibles tend to be three-dimensional objects. Quite often, framing a collectible involves building a shadowbox that can accommodate the object’s size. A shadowbox means there is depth to the frame display, usually achieved by using a tall frame moulding and lining the insides with matboard.

4 Steps to Creating a Memorable Project

Taking a Project from Conception to Completion

When you bring your framing project to us, you expect the best, and that is exactly what you will get from start to finish. We organize, design and create complex framing projects from your treasures. From creative ideas to hanging hardware, we provide innovative design and quality workmanship, so you can enjoy your piece for years.

A collection of keepsake items may seem overwhelming to safely store and keep track of, while still being able to enjoy them. Custom Framing will solve these challenges and create a beautiful display you will be proud to show off. 

Shadowboxes are sometimes called ‘Memory Boxes’ for a reason. They are the perfect way to showcase special objects and photos that celebrate a memory, achievement, event or person. We are experts in creating artistic presentations from your items – just bring them in and we can create a truly one-of-a-kind memory for you. 

Follow these four steps to create a memorable framing project!

STEP 1: Select your project theme. Some examples include Grandpa’s Army Days, Child’s Hand Print, Grandma’s Scarf, or Dad’s Passion.

STEP 2: Gather all items that relate to your theme – photos, clothing, mementos, medals, certificates – anything that’s ‘scrapbook-worthy.’

STEP 3: Bring your items to us. We will help you arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing manner.  

STEP 4: We’ll work our framing magic and present you with a completed framed project, so you can cherish your memories for a lifetime!