One of my best friends from college taught me a lot about correspondence. No, not just sending pretty cards (guilty) but sending thoughts and love; sending correspondence. For my birthday one year, she bought me a personalized wax seal stamper and metallic gold melting wax. I’ve used it on every card and letter ever since.
Just like how your stationery is a reflection of your personality, your wax seal will make a great first impression and may even become a signature part of your letters that friends will look for and love.
I adore taking this old-school idea and turning it into a fun and classic way of tying together the whole experience of giving a letter.
[image: Paper Source]
Seal your envelope. Light the wax (if it’s made for stamping it will have a wick) over the spot where you want to stamp. Wait a few seconds to have a good amount of wax melted and pooled on your envelope (about a quarter in size). Blow out the wax and set it on the napkin/scrap paper. Press your stamp firmly in the wax pool, holding for about 10-20 seconds. Remove and voila!
Tip: drips are ok! These add character and can look really great. Sometimes I even purposefully drip for drama.
Warning: you may love the look of this so much even your bills and serious mail might all start being stamped. I’m sure it would make the accountant’s day. Enjoy!
-Nikki, The Pearly Life