Sealing Wax for Your Letters

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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.



  1. Joni Bowers - on September 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    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.

  2. School Supplies Sleuth on September 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm

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

  3. Jackie Flaherty on September 21, 2009 at 12:45 am

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

  4. James on October 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I've received a credible recommendation for for custom dies to make wax seals.

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


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