If you have received correspondence from me, you have received it with a wax seal executed by my hand. Period...end of story. For me, a letter that leaves my desk without a wax seal is incomplete. I'm vintage when it comes to correspondence. There is something about melting the wax and using my custom made seal with my initials or business information that just puts correspondence over the top.
With that said, I understand that many people want a similar look without the added steps of melting wax and having decent aim to ensure that your seal is in the right position. Then, of course, there is the likelihood of a few drops of wax falling in unintended places on the envelope or letter. For me, that (mistakes & all) is part of the charm and shows the recipient that you took the time to do this specifically for them by hand. However, not everyone shares that view.
Enter stage left: custom self-adhesive wax seals from WaxSeals.com
On my first observation, I see that they have SO MANY BEAUTIFUL COLORS. My favorites were the champagne, pearl chocolate (Seriously? YES), pearl burgundy, pearl blush, dark red, burgundy, and mauve. Yes, I love earth tones in case you did't know.
So the first seals that I used were the custom copper 3/4" and the custom metallic gold 1" (seen above). They looked perfect, as expected. The color was beautiful and they adhered very well.
There were 2 samples of the metallic gold 1". One that had adhesive and one that did not. This allows for the option to place your own adhesive if you desire.
Then of course they have seals that "restick". These are perfect for those that would like to have the option of taking a mulligan. So of course the 10 year old in me thought "but does it really lift well and allow to you restick?" Why yes. Yes, it does! That was pretty cool, I thought.
So all in all, I think that if you are the person that wants to increase your chances of getting the right position with a wax seal the first time and you want for each one to look exactly the same, then the self-adhesive wax seals from WaxSeals.com are a great option.
For me, however, my vintage soul demands creating wax seals in the vintage way. Cheers!