November 23, 2014

Give the Gift of a Star :: Review and Giveaway


Do you have someone on your gift list that has everything? I bet they don't have this. There are few gifts as unique and timeless as naming a star. Yes, you can literally name a star for someone on your gift list! Since 1979 International Star Registry has been naming stars for people all over the world. The star names and their coordinates are permanently recorded in the book Your Place in the Cosmos to be registered at the Copyright Office of the United States of America. To date 9 volumes of this book have been published containing over 2 million star names. How cool is that?!


It is much easier than you think! I worked with International Star Registry on naming a star for my husband and I. All I had to do was choose the name for the star, as well as a star date. They did the rest. In just a few days, I received my Custom Star Naming Kit with the all new Photographic Sky Chart. The Photographic Sky Chart is a collaborative effort between a team of German photographers and International Star Registry. The location of the named star is digitally indicated and circled. I have to say, this is one my favorite packages I have ever received.


Your gift recipient will be just as thrilled. The Photographic Sky Chart is beautiful! You can add this to your Custom Star Kit for only $14.95. It is a 12” X 16” customized sky map indicating the location of the star you named. You can also choose to have it framed, like I did. The pricing for the frame depends on which frame you choose. I love the black frame, which is what I received. Definitely a must have for any star owner, like myself. To have a star named after you is just so cool. I am a teacher, so of course I told my students, who just stared at me in disbelief. It is such a special gift because it seems like something that would be so unattainable, but it's not!


When you purchase a Star Naming Kit, you will receive:
  • A beautiful 16" X 12" full color parchment certificate personalized with the star name, date and coordinates.
  • A Personalized 16" X 12" sky chart containing the star name, star date, the constellation and the location circled in red where the star is in the sky.
  • A booklet on astronomy written by a professional astronomer with additional sky charts.
  • A letter of congratulations/memorial for the recipient.
Each star is unique and is only named once. Using the Hubble Guide Star Catalog database of stars, the International Star Registry selects a star in the constellation of choice.



When you buy a star for someone you love, you will receive a complete package to present as a gift to a loved one or to keep as a memorial for yourself. This custom package includes a beautiful 16" x 12" parchment certificate containing the name of your star, the dedication date, and the coordinates where you can find it in the sky. My husband was just blown away when I showed him his early Christmas present. Naming a star for someone is so special, and really makes the most unique gift.


International Star Registry is giving TWO of my lucky readers a chance to win a Custom Star Naming Kit with a Photographic Sky Chart! This is the perfect gift for someone you love, or you can choose to name your own star!


Connect :: Visit starregistry.com to view all of options for naming a star. Connect with International Star Registry via FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Buy It :: Visit Star Registry to give the gift that lasts a lifetime! Make sure to add the New Photographic Sky Chart to your star package when you name a star. 

Win It :: TWO {lucky} readers will win a Custom Star Naming Kit with a Photographic Sky Chart!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter. Open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on December 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Good luck!
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27 comments:

  1. I want to name the star my daughter's married name, she is getting married next September and this would be amazing, after the wedding they plan on starting a family right away, the would be great to have a star named after her family..I would give it to her

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  2. This has been something I've been wanting to do for my husband for a long time!! We have been together for seven years, but just got married this past May. It is our first holiday season as a married couple and living in our first house. This would be a very super cool thing to give him. I'm not sure what I would name it though! I'd have to think about it. Thanks for the contest :)

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  3. I would love to do this for my 10 year old, I really think he would love the whole idea.

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  4. I would like a star because it is a very special gift that my older son would really appreciate.

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  5. I want to name a star because it's something I have wanted to do since I was a little kid. I would probably gift this to my mom because I think she would appreciate it.

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  6. Oh how fun! I'd love for my brother to have a star! He's really into learning about space and I think this would make a unique gift! Thanks for the opportunity

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  7. My niece has always wished for this Custom Star Naming Kit. She's obsessed with space. She'd definitely love this.

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  8. This is awesome!

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  9. I want to name a star for my boyfriend because he's a big astronomy buff

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  10. Who wouldn't want to name a star? Provided that it doesn't go supernova, a star will be around long after you're gone. It's kind of like carving your own little part of the universe, reserved just for you.

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  11. I would love to name a star in honor of my Dad. He is gone now and I would gift it to my son.

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  12. I would gift it to someone special for his birthday.

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  13. I would love to give this as a graduation gift to my daughter! It is perfect for the person who has everything! I would let her name it, but she would probably choose Ariel for the Little Mermaid-she's a huge fan!

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  14. I would love to win this for my daughter. Thank you

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  15. I would love to give my Fiancé a star.. What a great wedding gift (:

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  16. i would gift it to a new baby who was being born soon

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  17. How creative! I love the stars coming out between the fonts. c:

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  18. I'd like to get the star name for my Mom because she is 85, has everything she could ever want in life and then some. She doesn't want anymore junk and this would be a great way to immortalize her. Thanks for a great giveaway! trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I would love to win this for my oldest son! He is into astronomy and he would think this is awesome!

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  20. My son loves anything galaxy or space related! I would give it to him for his 23rd birthday or Christmas.

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  21. I think my daughter would love this, she loves anything space related.

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  22. I want to name a star for my mom in honor of my granny (her mom). That way, she can look at the sky and see that she is always there for us.

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  23. For my husband, I think it would be sweet

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  24. I want to name a star for my mom who passed away just before her first grandchild, our daughter was born. This way I could tell her to look up into the sky and know that her grandmother is watching over her.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I would give this to my son and knowing him he would name it a "normal" mans name.

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