Sunday, September 8, 2019

Gilded Age Sealing Wax Etiquette

Most correct are the seals with beloved sentiments such as, “Forget Me Not,” “True Friendship,” “With My Hand and Sele.” – A Gilded Wax Seal 
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The Correct Thing
The correct thing now is to seal one’s letters with red sealing wax if you will, but preferably blue, green or cinnamon colored, and seal with your crest or coat of arms if you choose.  
But more correctly, still with emblems, such as the good old sentimental ones our grandmothers loved: “Forget Me Not,” “True Friendship,” “With My Hand and Sele.”—Chicago Herald, 1893

Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J Graber, is the Site Editor for Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia

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