Traditional Wax is reminiscent to the classical application of sealing letters. Lighting a candle, dripping the wax and embossing a family crest of some sort. Old School Seals Traditional Wax comes in the classic crimson red and is great for personal letters and gift sets. However traditional wax is somewhat fragile and adheres best to fibrous paper material. It is not recommended for glossy surfaces or bulk mailings unless enclosed within an outer envelope.