Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sealing Wax for Your Letters

There are few things that can set one letter apart from all other letters such as a wax seal on the envelope. I picked up a couple of these seals when we were in London a few years ago.

Harrods has the most incredible stationery department! I must have spent 2 hours there going from room to room and deciding what to buy. It was glorious!

As much as I love having these I don't use them as often as I should. I recently came across an instructional video at Paper Source where they show you how to use a glue gun for the sealing wax. This is much more efficient and not nearly as smoky as burning the wax by the wick. So I will try to incorporate more of these seals into my letter writing now that I know this better technique.

I took some pictures of the wax seal on an envelope I recently did, but the detail in the picture just showed a red glob so I will revisit that post when I get a new camera with a better zoom.

4 comments:

Joni Bowers - said...

I'm a bit sad and nostalgic for the romance of the wax seal. Putting it in a hot glue gun just seems wrong to me.

However, looking around on Harrods' website was cool. I live in Arizona, USA and will never get to see the place in person.

School Supplies Sleuth said...

Do you know any good places where we can find good, custom-made wax seal stamps?

Jackie Flaherty said...

I do not know of a place for custom made wax seals. Maybe somebody reading this will know?

James said...

I've received a credible recommendation for Wax-Works.com for custom dies to make wax seals.

For custom faux seals, I would recommend WaxSeals.com. I've never purchased that particular product from Wax Seals before, I am a happy customer of theirs for other products.

James