Safe Way To Display 3D Hand & Foot Molds

Safe Way To Display 3D Hand & Foot Molds

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Carrie McBride
Aug 17, 2011

Q: 7 years ago, we had our first child who was a stillborn little girl named Lola Jane. We've since had 2 more girls, Bella and Fiona. We talk of Lola often, we have pictures of her framed and displayed in the house, as well as the dress that she wore when we held her. These things are precious to us and remembering and counting her among our family is important to us. We also have some ceramic hand and foot molds (the 3-D kind, not the flat imprints) that they took for us at the hospital. Up until now I have had these packed away, afraid of them breaking, as they are delicate. I am trying to figure out how I could display these, either in my girl's room, or their playroom, so that they would be safe as well as seen? Obviously I would be crushed if anything happened to these one-of-a- kind physical evidences of our firstborn, but they're wasted being packed away in a box. Help?

Sent by Jessie

Editor: My first thought is a glass-enclosed shadow box which lets the molds be seen but not touched. Perhaps you could find one with three sections to display the hand molds, the foot molds and a photo in the middle. Readers, what are your thoughts?

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