The announcements are in the mail! You should be receiving them soon, though don’t be offended if we missed you; we’ve both recognized how terrible we are at making comprehensive lists of people, and we agreed on keeping our lists pretty short.
That aside, I think they look pretty great! You’ve seen a previous post that hopefully gave you an idea of what they all look like, but one thing we’ve kept a bit of a secret until now was our fantastically wonderful wax seal! Check it out:
Pretty neat, eh? I’ve always wanted a seal like this, and I never knew how easy it would be to get one! We had our announcements designed by a student designer in Utah (and printed at the wonderful Rowley Press) , and one of the elements he worked on was that “J&H” symbol you see above. I made sure he sent me all of his Adobe Illustrator files, and thus I have been able to send that logo out for other custom stuff to be done. We found waxseals.com and about a week later received our seal with the custom design on it! We also found a good deal on larger quantities of quality sealing wax at letterseals.com (knowing we needed about 30 sticks).
One of the neat things we learned is that you can get wax that will go into a glue gun! I always thought you’d have to get a candle with wax, but that’s apparently no longer how most people do it. We also found this really neat wax that has a bit of a marble/milky look to it. Both seals in the picture below are the same wax, just different sections of the stick and thus different blends of color.
(Note: the tape on the stamp handle was put there by Hayley to help get the right angle for the “J&H”)
I think I can officially cross this type of thing off my bucket list (maybe).. I really have always wanted something fun and unique, like a wax seal, that would show I had put time into packaging whatever parcel I’m sending. This one looks pretty fantastic and it was a lot of fun to put on the back of all of our announcements. Hopefully all of you who enjoyed them as well!