Mailing Tickets
  • Confirm:
    • That all necessary green paper or what ever has been exchanged as necessary.
    • That the recipient's postal address is accurate and if they have a secure mailbox.
    • The recipient's preference for "insured" and/or "signature required".
    • (If the recipient has a secure mailbox, requiring a signature can be a hardship, fraught with it's own risks.)
  • I generally recommend mailing tickets via US postal service using a double envelope as follows:
    • Make the inner envelope by folding a sheet of paper as you would fold a letter (typically in half top to bottom, and then tri-fold side-to-side).
    • Put the tickets inside and tape or staple the ends of the inner envelope.
    • Write the address on the inner envelope, and place it in a conventional envelope, addressed in the usual way.
    • Be very careful to make the zip code clear enough to be accurately scanned by automatic mail sorting equipment - no smudges or crooked digits.
  • Mail the tickets "Certified", which gets you a tracking number.
    • If the recipient's mailbox is not secure, consider "insured" and/or "signature required", AT THE RECIPIENT'S PREFERENCE.
    • Email the tracking number (or tracking URL) to the recipient.
  • If the recipient wants the paper survival guide
    • Consider a sperate envelope (would the weight risk the tickets?)
      • Which sometimes arrives first
    • Fold once lengthwise
    • It probably requires 2 stamps