Does anyone else remember when we would write letters on paper? In fact, if it were a message to someone special, you’d actually write it in cursive, by hand. You’d get bonus points for using special stationary and so forth.
This practice has largely fallen into disuse, but that only means that going to a little extra trouble with a message’s decoration (without using emojis) and writing in full sentences (lol, tyt) are now appreciated more than ever. Even if you don’t want to learn calligraphy or buy an expensive machine, you can still add a large dose of class to your more heartfelt letters by using something you’ve probably seen only in movies – a wax seal.
In older times, this both identified the sender and verified that the envelope hadn’t been tampered with. Today, neither of those really apply, but it does serve to let the recipient know that they’re important enough to you to merit some effort.
This is not, however, difficult: simply use the candles to melt the wax or put it on something else that’s hot (you get three sticks, each a different color, which should be enough for about 30 stamps). The special spoon makes it easy to pour just enough of the mixture to close the flap of an envelope or anchor a ribbon in place, at which time you simply push down the seal and hold it steady until the wax hardens. Here’s a video to show the process:
This is, in short, a great kit with all the accessories you need to make stylish monogram seals. Something we’d really have liked to see, though, is the option of using different characters (or symbols) without having to buy 26 separate sets. This won’t matter if you only want to “sign” your messages using your initial, but if you need something that gives you more options when making wax craft projects, you only have to buy another stamp set separately.