Framing your relative’s war medals and other military memorabilia instantly creates a unique family heirloom that can easily and safely be passed down from generation to generation. However, framing family heirlooms can appear to be a very daunting process, especially if you do not know much about the veteran’s history or are not sure what the correct way to do it is or even where to start. However, at Portfolio Picture Framers we can make this process very simple for you and help you to decide what to include and what layout will work best for the items you have. Travis, who is the owner of Portfolio Picture Framers takes a particular interest in military memorabilia and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to military memorabilia framing and finding information on your relative’s service history. However, before coming into our showroom to discuss your military framing requirements, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and consider the following key aspects.
A great place to start when embarking on framing military memorabilia is to decide what you want to include in your frame. It’s a good idea to have a think about this before coming to see us at Portfolio Picture Framers as you may end up rushing the framing process and be disappointed with the end result, especially if you forget to include something of significance, or having to make several trips to our store as you have thought of extra items you may wish to include. Popular items that can be included in military memorabilia framing include war medals, photos – usually a photo of the veteran in uniform, dog tags, badges or any other items that the veteran may have made or collected during their time in the service. Its always fitting to also include an engraved plaque, which we can organise for you, with information about the veteran. For example, you may like to include their rank, name, service number, who they served for, dates of service, any honours or awards they may have received or any other significant information you would like to include. If you do not know where to find this information, speak to Travis at Portfolio Picture Framers and he can help you search for the information you are looking for.
When framing military medals its always a good idea to consider whether you or any other family members will want to wear them in an ANZAC Day march or other event in the future. Its important to make this decision before framing so you can tell us if you require access to your medals once framed. If you are intending on wearing the medals in the future, it is vital that the medals are mounted on a wearable bar before framing. War medals are issued individually and while we can frame them easily without the wearable bar, framing them individually will mean you will not be able to take them in and out of the frame. If you require help in sourcing a trustworthy and reliable person to put medals onto a wearable bar, speak to Travis at Portfolio Picture Framers and he can give you some options of local businesses that supply this service. Once the medals are placed on a wearable bar, it makes the framing process very easy and you will be able to take them in and out of the frame with little effort.
So once you have planned what you would like to include in your frame, come and see us at Portfolio Picture Framers for a free, no obligation, consultation where we can discuss your layout and colour options for your frame and help you find any additional information on your relative that you may require. We provide a personalised and professional service and enjoy helping our customers create a unique family heirloom and finding out information on their relatives that was previously unknown.