|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.
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