Letter writing

How to make a traditional wax seal

How to make a traditional wax seal

Nothing finishes a letter or envelope off quite like a wax seal — they are attractive to look at and show the recipient that you put time and thought into your letter. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the history of the wax seal and then explain…
What to do with used postage stamps

What to do with used postage stamps

If you write, send and receive letters, you’ll no doubt come across a fair number of postage stamps. Even if you don’t have pen pals, you’ll receive stamps — on envelopes containing Christmas cards, birthday cards, and more. What do you usually do with your postage stamps? Many people simply…
What is Mail Tag?

What is Mail Tag?

If you’re new to snail mail, you may have come across the term ‘Mail Tag’ and wondered what on earth it means. Put simply, Mail Tag is a game played by pen pals in their letters, which emulates the school playground game of Tag. One pen pal ‘tags’ another by…
4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

Postcrossing has become quite well-known I think, but if you’ve not heard of it until now, it is an online project which involves the sending and receiving of postcards around the world. I only signed up recently, but I am hooked! If you love letter-writing, snail mail, and learning about…