Nothing turns an ordinary beige living room wall into a personal museum exhibit like a shadow box.
This works well for a spouse, relative or close friend with whom you’ve shared many memories already. Include several high-quality snapshots, as well as tokens such as seashells from a vacation you took together, ticket stubs or pieces of fabric. A shadow box can also help you celebrate significant accomplishments, such as a graduation or military service. Once you’ve collected everything you want to include (or narrowed down a huge pile) you’ve done the hardest part.