Star light, star bright. We all know where that song leads – making a wish on a star we see in the sky. As children, we are taught this rhyme and as adults, we either teach it to others, or remember it fondly and silently make a wish in our heads. A wish that we pray comes true.
Stars have forever held a significance within our society – it’s an unspoken tie to the vast universe with which we strive to explore and gain information. Stars have taken over our society – we find them, not only in the sky, but on sidewalks tagged with a celebrity name, in tattoos decorating some part of someone’s body, in holiday decorations or as a tree topper for the Christmas tree, as a symbol on flags, on jewelry, on children’s tests or homework indicating a good job, in artwork…the list goes on and on.
When it comes to the holidays, we often follow along a wish list and buy gifts that were pre-selected by the recipient. Obviously, that is a pretty safe bet that we will get them something that they like. Yet, at times, purchasing a gift that is not on the list…that is something you sought out for that person…something that you put your time and effort into…can become the most meaningful and talked about gift of the holiday season.
With that being said, look into naming a star for someone. Reality is, it is thoughtful and allows you to be creative and provide a slightly unique holiday gift. You choose the name of your star, the constellation/location of it and can choose levels of “merchandise” to receive regarding your star. Or, just keep it simple…name the star for someone…and obtain the certificate with its name and coordinates on it. Nothing fancy, but a unique gesture and gift to share with another person.
The nice thing is…this allows you to choose a word or phrase that is meaningful to your relationship with someone or can be in memory of someone or something. In essence, this gift idea simply allows you to put a personal spin on a timeless and precious piece of the universe.