Why would someone want to ship cremated remains?
- More families are choosing direct cremation, where there is no funeral service involved. In some
situations, the crematory ships the ashes straight back to the family unless arrangements are made to pick them up.
- In case of a death away from home, the next of kin might decide to have their loved one’s body
cremated and the ashes shipped, due to the higher expense of having to embalm and transport a body back home.
- A family may elect to distribute the cremated remains of a loved one between other family members at other locations within the United States or another country
- A person may want to send the cremated remains of a pet or a loved one to an artisan or craftperson who will incorporate the ashes into jewelry or other works of art.