A technophile lawyer rediscovers the joys of pen and paper
Friday, July 23, 2010
I bought my first wax seal and wax stick yesterday, and just had to try it out right away. I chose the palm tree seal not just because I love palm trees, but also because I live near the beach and it thus is a clue to who the letter is from . . . as if my family and friends really will have to distinguish between my wax seal and all those others they get!
I decided to try a practice run before I tried applying the seal to any envelopes I expected to screw up the first few horribly, but I think my first three came out OK!
As you can see from the photo, the wax stick is wicked, so once it is lit, melting the wax is a one-handed operation — no need to hold the flame in one hand and the stick in the other. Also, no need to worry about soot. I lit the wick with a match, but the wick burns cleanly. The only trouble I had was my first attempt to light the wick:
Some of those iPhone apps seem so damn real!