Behind the Wax Seal
Sarah reads a letter that opens her eyes to a new reality – a world where people communicate with pen and ink on paper. I don’t want to give too much away because I don’t want to give anything away about the story, but I believe anyone who reads it will be changed for the better. Short, sweet, and inspiring–a must read for those seeking to remember the purpose of life.
What are those wax stamp things called?
Sealing wax is a type of seal wax that hardens quickly after melting (to paper, parchment, ribbons and wire, and other materials), forming a bond that is difficult to separate without tampering.
What is a letter wax seal?
Using wax and seals is an ancient method of sealing or closing hand-delivered letters that dates back to when the sealing material was clay.
What is a king’s seal?
On one side, the monarch would be enthroned with the crown and sceptre of state, while on the reverse, the king would be depicted on horseback with a drawn sword and a shield bearing the royal arms.
What paper is used for wax seals?
Use a paper towel to wipe away any water droplets after removing the ice pack. Parchment paper is a great surface to make wax seals on because it’s easily removable after drying. Make a bunch of seals at a time on parchment paper and then glue them on.
Can I use crayons for wax seals?
To make a wax seal with a crayon, choose one or more wax crayons for your project, or hold a crayon directly over a flame above your envelope and let it drip; if using a spoon, let the wax cool slightly before slowly pouring it onto your envelope.
What is sealing wax used for?
Sealing wax, a substance made up of beeswax, Venice turpentine, and a coloring matter, usually vermilion, that was once widely used for sealing letters and attaching seal impressions to documents. It was made up of beeswax, Venice turpentine, and coloring matter, usually vermilion, in medieval times; later, lac from Indonesia replaced the beeswax.
Do wax seals hold up in the mail?
Placing a wax seal on the outside of an envelope is generally safe for mailing; modern sorting machines may cause scuffing, but this will affect less than one out of every 100 envelopes sent.
When did they stop using wax seals?
This lasted until the mid-twentieth century, when postal reform and pre-gummed envelopes made sending letters without a wax seal cheaper and easier.
How can you tell if a wax seal?
Examine the material that the old wax seal is made of; the wax seal, or stamp, is called the “matrix,” and it forms the “impression” that is the actual imprint on the wax. Old seal makers are made of natural materials such as lead, bronze, gold, bone, or ivory.
What is a seal in biblical terms?
The seven symbolic seals (Greek: sphragida) that secure the book or scroll that John of Patmos saw in an apocalyptic vision are known as the Seven Seals of God (from the Bible’s Book of Revelation).
What is the importance of having an official seal?
When used on company documents, the common seal has many uses and benefits, the most important of which is that it makes the documents and deeds completely authentic and authoritative, as well as ensuring that they are not easily forged.
Can you do wax seals on parchment paper?
Simply remove the parchment paper from the wax seal, place it over the envelope’s closure, warm it up again with a low-temperature heat gun, gently press the seal, and allow it to cool. Your envelope will be sealed, and the addressee will enjoy an individually made card.
Can you pre make wax seals?
If you’re using the glue gun method, pre-assemble because the wax heats up quickly and is ready for the next seal in seconds. If you’re on a tight deadline or have limited space, pre-assembling and using the glue gun wax will come in handy.