Only the United States Postal Service permits shipping of cremains. It is permitted by USPS through its Priority Mail Express service, following packaging guidelines.
USPS guidelines require both an inner and outer container. Each must be strong, durable, and sift-proof. You may use USPS Priority Mail Express boxes, which are free. The destination address must be on each container. USPS recommends using padding such as air bubble wrap to ensure that there is no movement of contents within either box, and to place the inner box within a sealed plastic bag before putting it into the outer container. The inner box may be the cardboard container of cremains from the crematory.
The destination address must be printed in block-style letters, or a Priority Mail Express label may be printed from your computer. Do not state on the container that the contents are cremated remains. That information is only needed on a customs declaration form for packages that are to be mailed to an international address.
Remember, cremains may be mailed to Parkland Peace ONLY through the U.S. Post Office. The container of cremains must be packaged as specified in the U.S. Postal Service Publication 139.
USPS Publication 139 is summarized above, and is presented below for your convenience.
In the padded space between the inner and outer container, please place:
The Directives document from this website, or the Petpetual Play Authorization from the Pets tab, whichever is appropriate for this matter (optional)
Recorded messages and/or letters to be read aloud during the settling ceremony (optional)
Address the package to the Parkland Peace office of your preference: