We recently got some new sealing wax supplies, and with this time of year, I’ve been sealing up everything – Christmas cards and Christmas presents and notes here and there.
This time of year is perfect for wax seals on gifts – it’s a bit festive, while still being elegant and thoughtful. It takes a bit of time, and sometimes practice.
Wax seals are lovely on presents, whether it’s really elaborate packaging and a valuable gift, or something more simple and precious.
Sometimes we see wax seals on luxury items or gifts, especially from very high-end retailers, but something very simple can be a really beautiful gift with just a bit of raffia or string, and a wax seal.
And I think, maybe especially if it is a small gift, putting your effort and thought into how you present your gift is part of the magic of giving.
We had some of the gold and silver stamp pads, but those have mostly sold right out – I’m hoping to do a little tutorial on them for the blog later, when we get more stock in.
There will also be more stock of the different colours of wax seals, and also a few exciting things to come!
We’re on the last leg of this holiday rush, and we’re trucking along! There’s hot apple cider around, and orders are still flying out the door. We’re bringing packages down to the post office on Saturday and Sunday as well, as Canada Post is shipping orders through the weekend, but we don’t get a pick-up from the shop.
We celebrated Danielle’s birthday today, as well! It was a disaster, but there was chocolate cake at the end of it so I guess it all worked out for the best.
It was all planned out and we had the cake and the card and the gift, but the actual execution turned out to be a complete fiasco – Danielle headed out for lunch, and we planned to have everyone come in from the front of the shop for just a few seconds to surprise her as she entered the back of the shop, with the candles and the “happy birthday!”
Bogdan was with Danielle, and texted us that it would be three minutes before they arrived back at the shop. Before I knew it, Danielle burst through the door, with Micah holding a cake with all of the candles unlit, and everyone else standing around looking dazed (and surprised…). A few of us were still out front with customers, as it happened to be busy just at the moment that Danielle came back.
We lit all the candles and pulled everyone back for the picture, so at least it looks like a good surprise happened.