How to Ship Christmas Ornaments Like a Pro

How to pack and ship Christmas ornaments

Discover the best way to ship ornaments and other small decorations by courier so that they arrive intact. Check our guidelines below on how to pack and ship Christmas ornaments internationally.

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The best way to ship ornaments internationally

Whether you are shipping multiple ornaments or just one piece, we have a solution to suit your needs:
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Materials you will need for packing ornaments

We recommend using the following materials to keep your ornaments protected during transit:

  • Tissue paper or bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts
  • Fabric or cardboard sheets
  • Cardboard box
  • Adhesive tape

How to pack Christmas ornaments for shipping

Glass ornaments and delicate Christmas decorations require proper packaging. Follow the steps below to pack Christmas ornaments, so they don’t break during shipping:

  1. Wrap each ornament individually in several layers of tissue paper or bubble wrap.
  2. Place ornaments in their original packaging or use an appropriate cardboard box.
  3. Fill the box with packing peanuts or other cushioning materials, leaving room for the wrapped ornaments to be placed inside.
  4. You can add layers of fabric or cardboard sheets to hold the ornaments in place.
  5. Make sure the ornaments are immobile before sealing the box.
  6. Fill any remaining voids with bubble wrap or packing peanuts.
  7. You can also add warning signs such as “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on your box, however, please note that will not guarantee special handling.

Packing different types of ornaments for shipping

Ornaments and accessories are usually delicate, so they need to be packed carefully for shipping. Check our dedicated guides below for more tips on how to ship specific types of ornament.

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FAQ on how to ship Christmas ornaments and decorations

What is the best way to ship vintage Christmas ornaments?
Vintage Christmas ornaments are fragile items which means you need to take extra care to pack them for shipping. Wrap each decoration individually in bubble wrap and place them in a sturdy cardboard box. You can label your shipping box “Fragile” or “This side up”, but please be aware that general couriers are not obliged to treat parcels with special care.
If you are shipping high-value items or antiques of sentimental value, we suggest contacting our team before placing your order to discuss the best courier service for your needs.
How to ship glass ornaments safely?
Glass ornaments are extremely delicate because they are breakable items, so proper packaging becomes even more important. When shipping glass ornaments, we recommend adding generous layers of cushioning materials such as wrapping paper or bubble wrap.
Once you place the items in the box, make sure they cannot touch each other, as this is the most common cause of breakage. See more tips on how to ship glass items safely.
Where can I get good packaging materials for shipping Christmas ornaments?
  • Use materials you have at home. Do you have a new or used cardboard box that is still in good condition? Use it and add crumpled pieces of old magazines and newspapers as internal cushioning.
  • Buy packaging for your shipment in any hardware or DIY store. If you don't have an option near you, order them online.
  • Ask in shops for used materials. Very often shops and general stores discard packaging material that could be very useful for your shipment. Ask your local supermarket if you can get used boxes or packaging. Just make sure they have no signs of damage!
What is the cheapest way to ship hand-made ornaments?
The cheapest way to ship ornaments internationally is through our Standard Service. You can get an instant quote by inserting your shipping information in our booking tool above. This option is available if you are shipping within the EU. If you want to mail hand-made Christmas ornaments globally, you will need to book the Express Service.
Can I mail Christmas ornaments with other gifts in a box?
Yes, the best way to ship Christmas ornaments, decorations and other gifts is to pack them in a box. When shipping ornaments together with clothes, towels or other textile items, you can wrap the ornaments inside them for extra protection. Still, make sure to pack everything carefully; otherwise, even the smallest bump can cause the ornaments to break.
I’m relocating my store; how can I ship multiple ornaments?
The most recommended service for local or international relocations in Europe is our Van Service. When booking this service, you get an entire vehicle reserved for your load, allowing you to ship multiple ornaments and other items directly to your new store location. Although there are no specific packaging requirements for this service, we still recommend packing your ornaments with care before shipping to prevent the risk of damage.
Does insurance apply when shipping Christmas ornaments internationally?
This depends on what your ornament is made of. If you are shipping plastic Christmas ornaments or textile decorations, these are usually not considered valuable or fragile goods. Therefore, basic insurance will apply to these items when shipping with Eurosender. You can purchase additional insurance during the booking process at low rates.
On the other hand, ornaments made of glass, ceramics or other breakable materials cannot be covered by shipping insurance. If you decide to ship glass Christmas ornaments or decorations that are easily breakable, you will not be compensated in the unlikely event of loss or damage.
Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping delicate Christmas ornaments internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship fragile Christmas decorations by courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.