Valentine’s Day Wax Seal Cards

These Valentine’s Day wax seal cards are the perfect nostalgic gift for your Valentine this year.

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards - So Much Better With Age

I should have been born in a different era. An era when people sent letters to each other instead of emails and practiced their cursive writing. I love making wax seals for envelopes but once you open the envelope, they break so I came up with this project so you can enjoy the seals forever.

Today I’m taking part in a Valentine’s blog hop, 28 Heartfelt & Handmade DIY Valentines to be exact, put on by my friend Jennifer of Town and Country Living. Be sure to visit all the blogs at the end of this post for more inspiration!

For the card itself, I’m using an envelope to write on and to keep the seal on so there’s no need to open it.

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Valentine's Day Wax Seal Cards - So Much Better With Age

The box that says ‘sealing wax’ on it is a complete set that includes three wax colors (silver, gold, red), two tea lights, a metal spoon and a stamp. Online the photo just shows a brown box but I got this beautiful carved wooden box instead! I’m not sure if they all come like that or just randomly.

The sealing wax kit only comes with one stamp and my stamp says ‘Best Wishes’. I love this one with a rose stamp!

The smaller box comes with interchangeable wax stamps and the one I ordered has:  Good Luck, Love, My Friend, Thank You, Miss You, For You.

There are many options of stamps there along with initials. There are also so many options for colors of wax seal sticks!

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/wax seal kit - So Much Better With Age


  1. Stamp the envelopes with your stamp design and writing before you do the wax seal.
  2. Light the candle and put the spoon over it. Put the wax stick in the spoon and it will start to melt.
Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/melt wax seal - So Much Better With Age

3. When the spoon is full of melted wax, pour the wax out onto the envelope in the middle of the flap.

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/melt wax on envelope for seal - So Much Better With Age

4. Press the stamp into the wax and wait a few seconds before lifting up. Use a spare envelope to practice on.

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/practice making wax seals - So Much Better With Age

That’s it! It’s so easy and there’s really not much you can do to mess it up. Even when the wax doesn’t spread out perfectly, it still looks beautiful and natural.

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Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/wax seal envelopes, candelabra - So Much Better With Age

It’s much easier to stamp the envelopes first so when you go to write on them you won’t ruin the seal or have a bump underneath to write over.

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/Valentine's day, rose petals - So Much Better With Age
Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/to my valentine red stamp - So Much Better With Age

I played around with the waxes and mixed some gold in with the red and it turned into a beautiful rose gold.

Valentine's Wax Seal Cards, brass candlesticks - So Much Better With Age
Valentine's Wax Seal Cards/candlesticks and rose petals - So Much Better With Age

I hope you have fun making your own Valentine’s Day wax seal cards. Be sure to visit all these other DIY Valentines below!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Valentine's Day Wax Seal Cards graphic - So Much Better With Age

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  1. Like you Jamie, I feel sure I was born into the wrong era. Love these wax seals and the romantic look they give your cards.
    Putting this set on my ‘wish’ list. xx

  2. Oh my I have never seen the brown box I love this idea … I use to have some of the sealing stamps and wax

  3. These seals are beyond gorgeous, Jamie! I’m dying to get one of these kits. This is such a special touch to Valentine’s Day cards, just beautiful!

  4. So beautiful! I love using our initial seal and wax for Christmas cards that we bough at the Tower of London on vacation years ago. I have no idea why I never considered using it for Valentines as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. My sons bought me a sealing wax kit years ago. I often seal envelopes for an added touch, not just for Valentines Day 😉

    There is no need to melt the wax into the spoon though. Just hold the wax over the envelope at the place you desire, allow it to puddle up and then place the stamp on it directly. This is how it was done years and years ago before envelopes had glue to seal them. 🙂

  6. Jamie, these are so special! Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these in the mail or attached to package? I really enjoy making my own paper party invitations and specially wrapping gifts. It was lovely seeing you cards.

  7. Hi Jamie! What a beautiful post! I have been using an initial wax seal on our Christmas cards for years. We purchased it at the Tower of London years ago on our trip to England. I love incorporating old world traditions into the holidays. What a great ideas to use a wax seal on Valentines too!

    So glad to see you back at Thursday Favorite Things for the New Year. I featured this post at this week’s party. You can find the feature here:https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/valentines-day-ideas-to-love-at-thursday-favorite-things/
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks so much, Amber. I love that you bought your wax seal kit in London. I bought a calligraphy set in Venice years ago and it’s so special to me!

  8. Hi Jamie! Love your wax seals and believe it or not, I have a “C” in my desk things in storage and I have never used it… Definitely need to remedy that when we pick up our belongings soon and move into our new Texas home.

    Thanks for sharing at Share Your Style #193 and you are my first feature this week for SYS #194. <3
    Happy decorating,
    Barb 🙂

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