The letter at the post office is sealed with a wax seal.
In Medieval Times, betrothals were prearranged-therefore true words of love were secretly written and the envelope’s contents secured by a wax seal, so that the recipient could be assured that their passion would be unknown to others.
As literacy increased, seals were used less frequently and with the introduction of the gummed envelope in the 19th Century the need for privacy was reduced. Seals became a more personal expression as well as a decorative embellishment.
This particular wax seal is an “F”, (hidden detail).
The seal was a gift the year I was married – 1972 (hidden history)
Have a wonder-filled day,
Random me: New things are always brewing.