Charlie has many interests from animals and wildlife to space and stars and of course regular followers will know he is sport crazy too. Back in March he turned 10! How on earth did that happen! We really wanted his gifts to signify what an important milestone 10 was. His main present was a TV. We currently own one small TV in the living room so having one of his very own is his bedroom was a right of passage and a HUGE deal in our house.
Buying a Star-Name Registry is the perfect gift for someone who is either hard to buy for, has everything or loves space. The order process is really simple and there is plenty of opportunity to make your purchase unique to each person. Choose your own star name, constellation, memorable date and personal message. We chose to name the star after Charlie and his birthday date so he'd always remember it was a 10th birthday gift. The constellation was harder to decide but in the end we opted for Ophiuchus or Serpent-Bearer as it seemed perfect for our wildlife boy. Instead of a personal message ie “Happy 10th Birthday Charlie” we went for a quote “Shoot for the moon even if you miss you'll land among the stars". I just felt it had more meaning and significance.
Charlie's star-registry arrived in a beautiful silver colored box, the framed deed sat on a bed of blue tissue paper and two wooden blue roses (which his sisters soon nabbed!) There is also some information including a The Sky Atlas whereby you can see all the constellations in relation to each other.
Star-Name Registry also have a section where you pop in your reference details and it tells you the name of the star and co-ordinates. You can also click on the google image and voila view your star!
Very cool. What I love about this is each star is unique and individual. The company is not duplicating it's stars, Charlie's star is owned only be him. Charlie is desperate to find someone who can find it on a real telescope.
A star really does make a great gift the packages range from Standard £14.99 to a Binary Gift Pack (with two stars ) £69.99 so something to suit everyone's budget.