Friday, February 28, 2014

Name a Star Review and Giveaway! *Closed-Winners Announced!




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An example of one of their certificates. Image Credit: Name a Star

Their description of the Name a Star service from them:
This product is a name a star service. You will receive a certificate with the persons name you have named the star after with it's co-ordinates. You will also receive instructions how to view the star with google earth, where the recipient of the gift will see a personalized message left by you. A great gift ideal for so many occasions including Birthdays, Xmas, Thanksgiving, Anniversaries, Valentines, Births, Christenings.

My take on it:
I was so excited when the opportunity to review and giveaway the Name a Star service came up. Something about giving a loved one their very own star appealed to my imagination and seemed terribly romantic.  Now I know there is a certain amount of hokeyness implied with such a gift and I DON'T CARE. I am tragically hokey and mushy ;-) I own it. I ROCK it. ;-)

Anyways, it is a silly amount of fun for what it costs-just $12.99. Now of course, I was provided my star naming for the purposes of this review. That said, I would TOTALLY pay $12.99 for it. No doubt. No second thoughts. I would be IN. Historically, I had always heard these services charge a whole lot more. That said, the last time I looked into it was the mid-nineties. Anyways, $12.99 is totally worth it for something personalized, mushy, and just sort of cool. (Can you tell that I enjoyed it? Ha!)

I gifted a star to my boyfriend as an early Valentine's Day gift. He really enjoyed it, but I think I overtook him in the enthusiasm department. (Side note: Who knew something like this would make me so giddy?)  Shortly after putting my request in, I received an electronic certificate with the coordinates of his star. You may be wondering, did I wait until it was at least February to give it to him? Nope. Within minutes of that thing hitting my mailbox, I dragged him to the computer to look up his star on Google Earth. EEP! He loved it! And what was even cooler, the message I wrote to him was in the notes that accompanied the star on the map. LOVE.

Bottom line? I am delighted to be able to give something such a wholehearted positive review after a string of hits and misses lately.  I think this would make a great gift for Valentine's Day, not only for your significant other, but anyone you love.  It is really simple, inexpensive, and pretty darn heartwarming.

The Name a Star people are giving me one naming opportunity for a giveaway! Woo-hoo! I am really grateful that I get to share the love so to speak. So fill out the form below to enter and tell me who the stars are in your life.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

19 comments:

  1. yay! a new giveaway.. honestly the first star in my life is my mom .. reasons are too many.. but the basic reason is because the unconditional love (just as stars give their light to us unconditionally) she gives.. ! :) I have three more stars in my life..

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  2. My parents! They are united into one beautiful star xoxoxo

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    1. That is a really sweet sentiment :-)

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  3. The stars in my life are my close friends Casey & Cindy! They love me unconditionally & support me always.

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  4. The second star was my Biochem teacher.. she has really influenced me so much! her poise, confidence and clairty!

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    1. sorry major typo - not was - should be 'is' because she is very much alive..

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  5. The star in my life is my boyfriend. We are in along distance relationship and have been together for almost 3 years. He has always been here to love and support me and I am so thankful to have him in my life. I think it would be amazing to name a star after him and view that star together even though we are miles apart. <3 Thank you for this awesome giveaway opportunity!

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    1. You are welcome! It was really fun giving one to mine!

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  6. My grandmother is the star in my life. She survived breast cancer twice, raised 6 children, helped raise 11 grandchildren, but lost her third battle with cancer (endometrial) last week. She was truly an inspiration.

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    1. I am sorry for your loss, but it sounds like she was a real blessing to you.

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  7. #1Son's name is Keihon, it is a Persian word for "moon and stars or the galaxy" I fell in love with the meaning and he definitely lives up to his name.

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  8. My best friend is also a star in my life.. being so far away from my family .. friends are the only family I have.. but my best frnd is not in the same city anymore.. we talk everyday and I could not come this far without my frnd's support.. even if it is on phone n skype..

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    1. I think it is a great thing, the way were are all able to connect nowadays :-)

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  9. My fiance, mom, & grandparents. They have always been there for me :)
    Brandi
    www.lipstickandtractors.com

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  10. My best friend's bday is today and he is a super star in my life! I hope I win it for him!!

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