To prepare your Rosaries for shipping, certain methods
should be followed to ensure your package arrives safely.
Ship no more than 100 Cord Rosaries per parcel to overseas Missions to help save them the cost of surcharges and taxes.
For our apostolate work we bundle our Cord Rosaries
into groups of 5, then rubber band the Crucifixes together,
and use a twist-tie at the other end.
You can try bundling 10 together, but that's a little tricky.
You don't have to twist tie the other end, but it helps to keep the Rosaries from tangling together. And it makes it easy for your recipient to open and distribute the Rosaries. Too many ties actually make more work for the missionary.
Each Rosary may also be individually packaged
in a plastic bag.
For Chain Rosaries, we put each in its own bag. But you could also rubber band them the same way as the others.
Agents distributing Rosaries for the Military usually require that each rosary be individually bagged.
Small quantities of little zip bags are available at big stores, like Walmart, in the craft & sewing section.
We use large generic brand twist tie bags for bundles of 50-100 cord rosaries.
Our reliable supplier for our zip bags: SupplyWays.Com
For shipping Scapulars
Tie each scapular's cords with a "shoe-lace" bow as shown below.
Your organization may request that you bundle the scapulars into 10s or dozens,
securing the images with string or elastic band.
We use brand name bubble shipping envelopes, sold HERE.
We found Jiffy-lite are the lightest so you won't have to pay more for a heavier weight envelope.
"Bubble" envelopes are an ounce lighter than "Padded."
Size 8.5 x 11" will securely package 50 Cord Rosaries.
To make things easy, but for a few dollars more, 50 Cord Rosaries will ship for $13.95 in a USPS Padded Priority Mail Flat rate envelope.
We re-use all the Boxes that our own Supplies come in.
Anything to save a penny!
Be sure to use a sturdy box for overseas shipping
of more than 4 pounds weight.
Otherwise, a bubble envelope works just fine.
If you will be shipping Rosaries out of the country,
you must fill out a Customs Form at the Post Office.
USPS has provided a new form 3/2010 which is filled out in duplicate.
A side portion will be torn off and given to you with the matching customs form number.
The above form is used for packages under 4 pounds.
You'll be required to provide your Name, Signature, Address and list the Contents.
Check Mark the "Gift" Box
List the Value at Zero
We list the contents as "Religious Items."
"No Commercial Value"
Listing greater value will cost your recipient Customs Fees!
Listing "rosaries" or "scapulars" as the contents
may prove dangerous for your Recipient
if his Country or Culture does not take kindly to Christians.
If you are shipping to a non-Christian country and making your own shipping label, leave off any religious images,
such as your company or mission logo, etc.
This also can cause trouble for your recipient, or your package may get "lost" or be destroyed by anti-Christian handlers, or will fall into the wrong hands.
For the same reasons:
Never Mail Blessed Rosaries! Or any other blessed article.
Include a little note with your package indicating the
Rosaries have not yet been blessed by a priest.
** We offer this advice particularly for rosaries
which will be delivered in countries outside the US hostile to the Christian faith.
If the blessed rosaries should fall into the wrong hands,
they could be desecrated.
Missionary priests can always bless the rosaries when they receive them.
There is no harm in mailing a blessed rosary for repairs,
or any other blessed article
when you are certain of who will be receiving them.
Insurance and delivery confirmation are all up to you
- everything costs money.
We rely on the Guardian Angels
as our insurance and delivery confirmation!