This silver-plated holder has been lovingly designed as a decoration you can display in your home. The tube to hold the birth certificate is engraved on the front side with the words "BIRTH CERTIFICATE." Above the word "BIRTH" is an engraved illustration of a teddy bear with trumpet, as well as a leafy vine design. Below the word "CERTIFICATE" is an engraved illustration of a stork with a baby bundle, as well as a tiny banner and a scroll design.One end of the tube twists open. The tube measures 8.75" long. It sits atop a silver-plated stand. When the holder is placed on the stand, the entire piece stands 2.5" tall.