SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

 
 spoon to show the about of cremation ashes to ship

Only a half of a teaspoon is needed for your 1 to 2 pieces of jewelry, I need only one small bag of the ashes.  To help gauge how much to ship: 1 item = 1 thimble, 2 items = 2 thimbles.

 

DO NOT MAKE EXTRA BAGS unless you have separate ashes for different Jewelry.

Only a small hole is needed to remove some of the ashes.

What to write on the bags for ashes
ashes in a bag

On the 2 small zip-lock sandwich bags, write both your name and the name of the deceased, as well as the phone number and the order number.

Place no more than 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ashes into the first bag and zip shut.

rolling a bag
inserting a bag with ashes into another one

Place the first bag into the second empty bag and make sure both are zipped shut.

If extra security is desired, you can place the second filled bag into a third empty bag. 

Make sure as much air as possible is removed out of both bags.

Tip:  Rolling the bag will remove air, then seal it shut when at the top.

what to ship with your cremation ashes

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

This section will go into detail in regards to how you need to ship your cremation remains. Please read ALL of the shipping instructions carefully.

Why dont we provide an ash kit? 

  • Ash kits are free if you live in the USA and will be delivered to your home via USPS. 

  • We incur additional costs in shipping we have to pass on to you. 

  • Our typical turnaround time is 5 to 7 working days after we receive the ashes, thus allowing you to have your items much sooner than other makers' 6 to 12-week turnaround time. 

Documentation and What To Ship:

 

A copy of the transaction receipt is preferred to be supplied with the remains. This is needed for identification purposes only.

If you do not have a printer that is ok, please make sure to label the baggies with a sharpie or a handwritten note with an order number, name, and cellphone number at a minimum.  We can match up your order and print it in-house. DO NOT send ashes that cannot be identified.

Recommended:

First and last name name of the person ordering the item.

Your order number.

The name of the loved one. 

Cell phone number (landline #'s will not receive texts) 

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  • USPS is the only legal shipping that you can mail ashes in the USA.

  • Use a cardboard envelope or cardboard box. (DO NOT use paper envelopes, they can rip and the contents will fall out. It is also non-trackable).

  • Tape the seams of the box as poorly taped boxes arrive flat and crushed.

Shipping Cremation Remains As Per USPS 

 

The United States Postal Service offers the only legal method of shipping cremated remains domestically or internationally. When a family member assumes the responsibility of shipping a loved one’s cremated remains, they can trust the USPS Priority Mail Express® Service.

Priority Mail Express pricing starts at $24.70 to ship

You may be reading this brochure because:

  • A relative, someone you know, or a pet has died and been cremated, and you need to ship the remains to someone at another location within the United States or another country.

  • You and your family have opted to distribute the cremated remains of a loved one between family members at other locations within the United States or another country.

  • You are sending cremated remains to an artisan or craftsperson to incorporate the remains into a blown glass, jewelry, or other works of art.

There are specific requirements for preparing, packaging, and shipping human or animal cremated remains. The Postal Service is here to help you understand how to meet these requirements and take the necessary steps to protect this special mailing. By following these requirements, you can be confident that you have done everything you can so that your loved one’s remains can arrive at the intended destination safely.

Shipping USPS Express  The starting at a cost of $24.70 and is the legal way to ship cremated remains. The Express parcel is hand-carried to my business and dropped off only with a signature and is insured.

Shipping USPS Priority mail, In the past, we have had customers ship with this method and 99.99% of the packages arrived without any complications.  Please note this is at your own discretion, as it is not the way the post office requires ashes to be sent! If you choose to do this method, Please get tracking. You are responsible for the packing and shipping you send to us.

If you are sending fabric, sand from a beach, flowers, campfire ash, or anything non-cremation ash that you would like to be inlaid into your jewelry,  this option is a perfect option to use. Do not send liquids, anything biohazard or radioactive. 

 

USPS Rules on shipping ashes:  USPS and shipping.

USPS offers a free ash shipping Kit:  Ash Shipping Kit that will be delivered to your home free of charge.

Quick links:

USPS Cremated Remains Kit 1 

  • USPS Cremated Remains Box 

  • A small roll of Priority Mail Express tape

USPS Cremated Remains Kit 2

  • USPS Cremated Remains Box 

  • A small roll of Priority Mail Express tape

  • Self-sealing plastic bag

  • Roll of bubble cushioning 

  • How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains Guide (USPS Publication 139). If you do not know how to ship ashes, this document can be another helpful resource. 

 

Ship to:

C/O: Ken at Cremation Creations 
147 Little Oaks Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024