Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadow Box

(204 customer reviews)


The Custom US Military Keepsake Shadowbox is the ultimate military retirement gift. Highly customized and perfect to capture a career in any US Military branch including US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the US Space Force.

Includes – Custom art on the lid top, inside tray, front, and inside bottom of the box. Inside lid felt shadowbox, 3 x 5 flag holder attached inside the bottom, brass nameplate. The included tray comes with a brass plaque and 2-row coin holder that is placed in conjunction with your custom tray artwork.

Additional Options Medal Pinning Service, Laser Engraving, Additional Challenge Coin Rows, Rush Service. *Patches, medals, challenge coins, and flag are not included.

Made in AmericaHandcrafted in the USA.

Completely Custom. Ships in 12-14 business days from artwork approval.

WEIGHT – 18 lbs
DIMENSIONS – Exterior : 18 x 12 x 10 Interior: 16 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 7H

Upload Custom Artwork We allow up to 5 different pieces of art in one location, there will be an additional charge of 19.95 per additional 5 items in one location. You will be assigned a graphic artist who will provide proofs for approval.
Outside Lid Top Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Outside Front Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Inside Tray Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Inside Bottom Artwork - One on each side of the flag holder works best - up to 2 images (+$0.00)
Engraved Brass Nameplate Up to 75 characters spanning three lines. Remember to double check your spelling . . . We engrave exactly what you enter. We will size the font to fit.
Choose Felt Shadowbox Color
Challenge Coin Holder Options
US Flag Holder
Add Laser Engraving? Check the box or upload a file for each location that you want to add laser engraving. This can be text or black line art only.
Laser Lid Top - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Laser Front - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Laser Inside Tray - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Add Brass Plaque? Choose only one size. Put this brass plaque on the inside tray or inside lid to compliment your custom artwork or shadowbox. Perfect for service and assignment dates, personal messages, etc. If you want to have more than one plaque, additional fees will apply.
Want Us to Pin the Medals?
Add Rush Service - Ships in 7 business days! Add this rush service to your cart and get your order built & shipped fast! This fee means that your custom gift will ship in 7 business days of artwork approval. 7 BUSINESS DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE TIME IT TAKES TO GET TO YOU ONCE WE SHIP IT! We ship all items from our location in North Carolina, so if it is going to California it usually takes 5-7 days to arrive once it ships. Mid-West is usually 4-5 days, and East Coast in 2-3 days. You may need choose a faster shipping method than ground so that it arrives on time.
Special Instructions / Order Notes


Order Early! This custom box take 12-14 days from your approval of artwork proofs until it ships!

Watch this video to see all the options included with this handcrafted military retirement gift.

Surprise your Military Veteran at their retirement ceremony with this personalized custom “One of a kind US Military Shadow Box keepsake that is handmade in America. The Custom Military Keepsake Shadow box comes with Felt on cork board on the inside lid, flag holder with glass top under the tray, and a brass plaque on the tray. A great idea is to put custom rank artwork on the top, photos on inside tray with large engraved brass plaque, and an engraved brass nameplate up to 75 characters.

Check out our Custom US Military Keepsake Box then order yours and make it your own.

Celebrate upcoming retirements with this personalized Military Retirement Shadow Box Keepsake Gift. The perfect alternative to a boring plain shadow box that is also portable and comes with a Military Challenge Coin Holder with two rows to store their coins. Below the tray, the custom fit US Flag holder is mounted to the bottom and has plexiglass to protect your flag. You can also remove and fly it by removing the six screws that hold the plexiglass in place. It is the perfect coast guard gift to present on any occasion.

Once you place your order, our custom box designers will use your artwork and send a rendering of what your box will look similar to, or they may email you requesting more info or additional / better quality artwork. We try to keep all artwork communication via email to document the creation process.

Please be aware that this graphic rendering is only an approximation of what the final product will be and be should be used for reference only. Our custom sublimation process means that your artwork is embedded in the wood and full-color artwork will differ somewhat from the renderings. We look forward to making your personalized custom Military Retirement Keepsake Box soon!

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 14 × 11.5 in

204 reviews for Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadow Box

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  1. James Wells (verified owner)

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  2. Anthony S. (verified owner)

    Top notch quality, construction, and addition of options!

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  3. Erica Diamond (verified owner)

    This is my second order with Relic Wood and I am once again left speechless. The ordering process is simple, the staff is professional, and the product is top notch. Thank you!

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  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  5. Monica (verified owner)

    The Shadow Box ordered is awesome! It is exactly what I envisioned. The pinning of the awards, rank and medals are placed exactly as discussed. The artwork is phenomenal. I am very pleased with the outcome of this project.

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  6. Xavier Villarreal (verified owner)

    The product came out exactly as planned. Definitely a timeless piece of work for a retirement gift.

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  7. Matthew Federico (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful and built to withstand a lifetime! Thank you.

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  8. Chris McDonald (verified owner)

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  9. Sandra (verified owner)

    It was ready in, what felt, no time. It’s beautifully made, perfectly done, perfectly packaged. However, I wished there hasn’t been printed “footlocker” on the outside of the shipping box. You almost blew my surprise. 😉

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  10. Joel M. (verified owner)

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  11. Cindy McCarty (verified owner)

    The box was truly amazing!!! Amazing craftsmanship and personization.

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  12. Todd J. (verified owner)

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  13. Romel A. (verified owner)

    For the size of the box the price might be a little too expensive for some budgets, but it is a custom made box and the end results are amazing.

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  14. Donald (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful! A special gift that not only tells a story, but facilitates story telling!! Perfect for any occasion – particularly a military retirement!!

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  15. Joshua (verified owner)

    Solid construction and the images and engravings came out excellent.

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  16. Richard B. (verified owner)

    Overall, this came out great and working with the team was very easy. I would only caution buyers to triple-check the artwork…there were a couple of nearly-missed typos that showed up in the artwork. These were typos that weren’t on the artwork I submitted, but showed up in the final draft. The team was very quick to fix them, so no problems there at all. Again, a fantastic product and the team was always professional and courteous!

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  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great looking retirement gift that will be presented to one of my former Airmen.. definitely recommend Relic Wood for your special gift ideas to those you hold in high regard. Thank you, Relic Wood!

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  18. Claire G. (verified owner)

    Amazing craftsmanship!!

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  19. Laurie Migliore (verified owner)

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  20. Mary F. (verified owner)

    Turned out perfect!

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  21. Dennis G. (verified owner)

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  22. Noelle Jacobs (verified owner)

    Simply beautiful! This is the second trunk I’ve ordered and I’m just as blown away this time around. It is well built, beautifully crafted, and made exactly to order. I can’t say enough about the customer service and attention to detail. Thank you for another amazing gift!

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  23. Thomas Jenn (verified owner)

    So far, I have ordered 3 and they have all been flawless and really well made.

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  24. Dempsey B. (verified owner)

    Extremely proud of my box. Great job very well done

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  25. Christopher Nelson (verified owner)

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  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent craftsmanship! Couldn’t be happier with my shadow box!

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  27. Paul Deitz (verified owner)

    All my coworkers are very impressed with the work. Im so excited to show it the veteran receiving it! Thanks again!

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  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This box is EVERYTHING! It is not for me but a gift for an upcoming Navy retiree…this box looks so good that I plan on ordering my own!

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  30. Johnathan Marker (verified owner)

    Great workmanship, attention to detail and high quality product. Hands down, the best out there!

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  31. Sue Root (verified owner)

    The retirement box came out absolutely beautiful. Well made and exactly as I designed. I loved that I was able to include photos that all had special meaning and could completely customize it. It was a huge hit!! I would give it a 10 but it only lets me do 5. I strongly recommend Relic Wood…you won’t be disappointed.

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  33. Marie Hyman (verified owner)

    The box is absolutely gorgeous! It has captured the outer shell to house the memories of a military career. Thanks!

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  34. Brook H. (verified owner)

    The Retirement Keepsake Shadow Box will be forever treasured. The box looks great and was a key part of concluding the military chapter of my life. Very pleased and will recommend Relic Wood to all retirees.

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  35. Susan F. (verified owner)

    The quality of your work is amazing! We are totally impressed! What a great way to honor my brother’s commitment, dedication and sacrifices to our country.
    It brought tears to my eyes when I opened it. Thank you Relic Wood!

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  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great job and fast delivery. It is a great looking keepsake that I will be proud to display.

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  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

    We are more than pleased with the final product! It is amazing! It was a pleasure to work with Relic Wood on this one of a kind gift. Everybody was professional and extremely helpful in all aspects from design to finished product. Thank you!!!

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  38. Curtis S. (verified owner)

    Once again and as always…Relic Wood sets the standard for customer satisfaction, quality, accuracy, and timely service.

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  39. Theresa L. (verified owner)

    The Team at Relic Wood were awesome! The delivered product was just as described and visualized in the proofs provided by the project manager. The communication was on point and very quick for all the adjustments and confirmations before it was sent to production. The box itself is very high quality and well designed. It was a great experience and I will refer. Thank you!

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  40. Wendy J. (verified owner)

    Just received the box for my brother’s retirement and I couldn’t be happier with how stunning it looks. The wood smells amazing and it is a piece of art that will hold his history honorably for years to come. The team was beyond helpful. Thank you Relic Wood for the beautiful work you do.

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  41. Chad H. (verified owner)

    Excellent service and customer support and it arrived earlier than expected. I would highly recommend Relic Wood to anyone searching for a custom keepsake. Thanks for making the process easy.

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  42. Devlin A. (verified owner)

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work! The staff was 100% accommodating and put forth amazing work on a late order for a retirement gift. The box was well received and looks and feels amazing. I cannot put more emphasis on the facts that the company is amazing and the product is wonderful! Thank you for helping me recognize a stellar WO!

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  43. Justin Rodriguez (verified owner)

    We are all absolutely impressed and satisfied with the shadow box. We are looking forward to working with you again and receiving other products from your company. Thank you again for your sincere customer support and flexibility!

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  44. Kristopher Geis (verified owner)

    Thanks for the ensuring we receive the military shadow box. Our General is going to love it !! It is amazing. Thanks again

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  45. Aaron LeRoy (verified owner)

    My first comment when we received this was “Are you kidding me!?” So Awesome. You could quickly see the attention to detail, the wood and smell. My word, this is a perfect shadow box, and done so damn well. Thanks so much to the Team at Relic Wood.

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  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Product was a gift to my husband and he loved it so much. Very nice and an easy process. The production was fast as well which came in sooner than expected. Thank you

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  47. Jessica (verified owner)

    Amazing Craftsmanship and excellent communication!

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  48. Luz M. (verified owner)

    Beautiful! Better than expected

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  49. Samantha (verified owner)

    Super satisfied with how it turned out. The customer service was awesome and it arrived quickly!

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  50. Simone B. (verified owner)

    The customer service was unparalleled. The box is beautifully made, exactly what I asked for, the help on the images truly appreciated. Highly recommend Relic wood!!

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  51. Wade Froehlich (verified owner)

    Outstanding job. I love it.

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  52. Lara M. (verified owner)

    The box turned out even better than expected. Seriously great quality. The graphics team was easy to work with and took our vision and made it even better. The box smells so good. The recipient cried when seeing it and he never does that. Thank you for helping make my brothers retirement gift a massive success!

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  53. Colleen Kildoo (verified owner)

    The end product was amazing. The customer service was amazing. They were so nice and I screwed up twice in sending information twice to them. They were so patient and so calm. They were helpful I can’t speak enough about how beautiful the end product is. My husband was so happy with it. They captured the moments so beautifully. I will definitely be recommending you guys to more people.

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  54. Myra (verified owner)

    Wow, Relic did an amazing job and they were very accommodating.

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  55. Marie Robinson (verified owner)

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  56. Bryce H. (verified owner)

    Wow! I’m super impressed with the quality and how good it came out, I’m sure my wife is going to love it.

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  57. Kevin (verified owner)

    Finished product was amazing! Beyond pleased and would definitely recommend.

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  58. Keith Nobles (verified owner)

    The Box arrived just in the nick of time and overshadowed the rest of the retirement ceremony. Simply a beautiful work of art.

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  59. Christine (verified owner)

    Outstanding product and service!

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  60. William Parker (verified owner)

    Overall the box is great! I did rate a 4 vs 5 due to one issues. The issue was pinning of ribbons/medals. I paid the extra $50 for that service. I assumed it would be a very professional look, but when the box arrived, several of the items had fallen out. With other items, the spacing/placement was basically eyeballed for positioning. This service was not worth the $50.

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  61. Michael Schrick (verified owner)

    I could not be more pleased with the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Relic Wood put into my, soon to be, retirement gift. The process was very easy and smooth and I’ve already recommended your products to my co-workers.

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  62. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Thank you so much! My shadowbox is beautiful! I waited until the day of my retirement ceremony to see it for the first time – It truly is a work of art and a story of my career and what it means to me. My family & friends loved it too! RelicWood will be my “go to” for all things patriotic! God bless you all. SDJ

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  63. Pamela G. (verified owner)

    Awesome! Wonderful job. Great gift to personalize. My friend loved his retirement gift.

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  64. sean valentine (verified owner)

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  65. Justin kenney (verified owner)

    Amazing product and amazing cust service.

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  66. Daniel (verified owner)

    Incredible craftsmanship and very quick shipping. I would recommend the custom military keepsake box for anyone retiring from the military.

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  67. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The box is beautiful. I would just recommend for customers pin their own stuff in the box. Love it overall

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  68. Ryan (verified owner)

    Excellent service and attention to details.

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  69. Valerie E. (verified owner)

    This came out absolutely amazing and the process was easy and enjoyable. Definitely high quality and best customer service!

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  70. Misty (verified owner)

    I wanted something other than the ol’ trusty shadowbox for my retirement. Doing a google search, I found Relic Wood. Their work is amazing! They are super easy to work with! I will definitely use them again.

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  71. Michael (verified owner)

    Awesome company. Communicates directly with the costumer via a fantastic/easy to use website to ensure you get exactly what you want. I always recommend to everyone I know.

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  72. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The excitement on my wife’s face when she received her “beautifully crafted” shadowbox was all the thanks I needed. Her box is very professional, and so was the development experience. The perfect way to say thank you for your service.

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  73. Jeremiah (verified owner)

    My siblings and I commissioned this for our father’s Army retirement gift. He was extremely pleased with it and very impressed by the craftsmanship.

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  74. Oliver Villalobos (verified owner)

    Great customer service

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  75. April K. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and high quality! Worth it was a retirement gift.

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  76. beau hendry (verified owner)

    The box came out great thank you!

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  77. Jared L. (verified owner)

    Amazing craftmanship! The chests I ordered came out better than expected. Relic Wood does amazing work!

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  78. amber w. (verified owner)

    This company is phenomenal!! They were so helpful with my questions and I love that the product is made in the USA!! I received this keepsake box that we purchased for my brother that is retiring from the Marines. I think he is going to love it. Quality is excellent and the attention to detail is out of this world! I will definitely order from Relic Wood again and recommend to everyone looking for this type of product!

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  79. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great customer service, always responsive to questions. Superior product for a reasonable price and definitely have been recommending Relic Wood to other commands.

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  80. Howard M. (verified owner)

    Fantastic product and fantastic customer service. Thank you very much! I had a number of changes to images I requested as we went through the process. Everything turned out perfect.

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  81. Kimberly H. (verified owner)

    Extremely responsive to what you want. Love that they send pictures for approval!!

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  82. Jeffrey L. (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, very thorough in planning the design and art. Highly recommend!!

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  83. Jessica P. (verified owner)

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! The process was fun and easy and the outcome is just beautiful. I can’t wait until retirement day to present this to my husband. Still need to add his medals, flag and other items to the shadow box portion.

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  84. David (verified owner)

    Very pleased with how it turned out. Numerous people were amazed by the craftsmanship and how it looked, including the person that received it.

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  85. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The box is beautiful and the graphics came out perfectly. The only issue was the box lid was not perfectly centered when the hinges were applied and there is a 1/8” offset to the left. When the lid is closed the lid and body of the box are not flush (see photo).

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  86. Scott Johnson (verified owner)

    Top notch service throughout the whole process. Awesome people to deal with that delivered the perfect shadow box! Thank you so much!

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  87. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, great craftsmanship and outstanding service.

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  88. Michael Chacon (verified owner)

    Great and fast service!

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  89. Claire Peschong (verified owner)

    It was perfect. Better than expected.

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  90. Curt Barker (verified owner)

    Love my box. The only errors I observed were that the left side of box was not sanded and my name plates were switched.

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  91. Curtis Shreve (verified owner)

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  92. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful quality! really easy to upload pictures and work with the design artist.

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  93. John S. (verified owner)

    I received my keepsake box and it far exceeded my expectation. The quality was perfect. I had it rushed and it arrived well before required. From conception to delivery it was about 14 days. The staff and project manager were great to work with. Special shout out to Tammy. I will cherish this forever. Cant want to reveal it at my retirement ceremony in a few days.

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  94. William L. (verified owner)

    Awesome job!! Finished product was AMAZING and exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend!!

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  95. Beata A. (verified owner)