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Can I use wax seals through the post?

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kbaby Sun 13-Feb-05 16:35:31

Hi,
Im writing my wedding invites and want to attach wax seals to the envelopes. However ive read somewhere that they go brittle and fall off in the post. Is this right? and if so what else can I use?

TIA

Miaou Sun 13-Feb-05 16:39:16

Yes they do come off I'm afraid, I think it's more to do with the address reading machines that the envelopes are run through. You just end up with a slight mark on the back of the envelope where the wax seal was! Post Office hates them, they gunk up their machines!

Don't know what else to suggest, other than folding the invite in such a way that you can use the seal, then putting it in a normal envelope. Why don't you send yourself a few "test" ones to see what happens?

gscrym Sun 13-Feb-05 16:56:45

It also depends on which wax you use. The more traditional ones can crack and break. Agree with putting them in another envelope.

kbaby Thu 17-Feb-05 21:31:03

Thanks both, I might send myself one as a test

pixiefish Thu 17-Feb-05 21:43:32

whu don't you roll them up and tie with ribbon (0as am alternative)

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