Made By Humans #6 - We ❤️ Wax Seals
This is Marion working on a wax seal, one of the many items we craft here at Mail Order Mystery. As we get closer to the holidays we begin to think of ourselves like elves in Santa’s workshop. We are busy busy getting everything ready for the holidays: stuffing envelopes, aging pirate maps, tying keys onto strings, and, one of our favorite crafty tasks, sealing envelopes with wax just like they did in the olden days of dragons and knights. Ok, maybe they didn’t have glue guns back then, but they had heat, wax and seals and that’s everything you need.
And here is Thomas showing off his excellent wax seal work.
Making these seals is not for everyone. It requires patience, practice and a steady hand. But for those of us who enjoy this task, there is a kind of zen-like bliss in the pursuit of the perfect seal. Our wax seals are not just made by humans, they are made with love by humans. And if you have had the good fortune of sharing our Enchanted Slumber mystery with a child, you will know that the answer is always love.