Later this month, my sister and I are taking Sam and my oldest nephew, Dylan, to Universal Studios Orlando, which includes the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We are all super excited and I decided to make us all official Hogwarts acceptance letters like the ones Harry gets in the first book/movie.
At first I thought I would need paper and envelopes that were or looked like parchment, but I watched the begining of the movie and decided that some cream cardstock would be fine. I found that in the stationery section at Joann's. It took me about a billion years to get the right settings in Word to print on the envelopes, but I now have the A2 settings saved for future use.
For the envelope seals, I couldn't find a brass H, so I bought a fun rubber stamp alphabet stamp set which worked just as good. I already had dark red wax seals, but it took awhile to melt them because I couldn't find my heat gun and had to use a hair dryer instead.
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and hope the boys think they're fun.