I have inspected the envelope and am not sure, but I thought that touch was very thoughtful! To be honest, were it not for snail mail, I would have lost touch with quite a few of my friends. I am so pleased that snail mail has allowed me to keep relationships that are important to me, and I hope that I have helped you to start your own snail mail revolution! I haven’t seen Hannah in two years, but semi-regular letters have allowed us to continue to be close – to the point where we’ll be visiting/staying with her in New York next month! The point is, it’s hard to lose touch when you have an update every once in a while. Luckily for me, I have quite a few college friends whom I have been able to keep in excellent touch with via snail mail. Our relationships have been maintained because of sporadic snail mail.
Writing a quick note, folding it in three parts, taping it shut, letter wax and sticking it in the mail is a great way to say “thanks” or “I’m thinking about you” to someone – and it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes! Whether you’re sending out invites or sending a letter to a loved one, creating your own wax seal not only looks great but is highly enjoyable to do. So, now I challenge you – this weekend, take out a piece of paper, write down some musings, and send it to a friend or relative. It’s the same case with my very dear friend Sara, who came to stay with us in June. Tell your friend how much you value their friendship and why; or bring up old memories. This is my favorite part because it adds so much pizazz to my outgoing snail mail. Do not use too much oil! Use the spoon to pour a small dime sized amount onto area you want. For this mold 3 crayons with a few shavings of accent colors was just the right amount. 2. Remove the paper from your crayons and cut them into small pieces – roughly 1/8 of an inch – and mix the pieces together.
For some reason, it became her responsibility to sneak bring Gardetto’s snack mix to martini night. Snail mail doesn’t have to be a big production. Blow gently on it; when the wax doesn’t move around anymore when you blow, it is time to impress a stamp into it. The altitude in both cases doesn’t matter – it can be either 15 or 30 centimetres above the surface. I could smell it no matter what part of the house I was in! Wait a few seconds, then pull the wax stamp away. Firmly but gently impress your stamp into the wax for five seconds or more. Hold it in place for 10 seconds and then remove the stamp from the wax. I usually am excited and motivated to write them at that moment, but if I write them back right then with questions, when are they expected to write me back? I then used my dip pen to create some fun calligraphy on the front. I have no idea how long this fun watercolor card took to make, but I know that when I got it, I was absolutely tickled.
Sometimes trying to melt the wax onto your letter or artwork can be messy and you run the risk of messing it up (I know I have) but her neat technique is so simple and allows you to put your seals on anything and everything. If your candle does not have a wick, use a lighter, torch, or another source of heat to melt the wax over the letter. But you can use it to make another batch of sealing wax whenever you need a refill or have broken-up crayons laying around. Make your own sealing wax with these instructions and crayons in all your favorite colors. 1. Choose your crayons carefully! How should a web address start with? What is better local host or web host? What better way than to pass it on to someone else who will appreciate it? Unless you used a colored hot glue stick, your wax seal will turn out clear or frosted-white. And, finally, Jessica took it to the next level and created an envelope liner, which she stuck in this envelope that she made out of a Whole Foods bag. Place the mold in a clean, level area to cool, and use a toothpick to adjust the position of the wicks if necessary.