On this day, under these stars, we said our vows, 'til death do us part.
There are some products that are so unique, and so special, that you just have to have them in your home. Our gorgeous star map from Greater Skies is one such gift. I love seeing it hang on the wall in my living room, a constant, gorgeous reminder of one of the best days of my life: My wedding day!
Greater Skies star maps are not only a beautiful, individual piece which makes a wonderful addition to your own home but they make great gifts too. Whether you're look for a new baby gift or something special for a wedding or anniversary, these star maps will put a smile on anyone's face. Here is how you can put together your perfect star map for you or someone else on the Greater Skies website.
Choose your sky
What I love about Greater Skies is the versatility of skies. You can quite literally choose a sky to remember any occasion. With three simple steps you can choose you location (simply enter a place, address or coordinates), date and time. With so many amazing dates in my memory, it was hard to narrow down my choice. I thought back over all my top moments from the day John proposed to the birth of our girls. In the end I settled on our Wedding Day. The stars in my map are the ones found above the church, the moment John and I became husband and wife; but you could choose whatever date, time and memory you wish.
Select your style
There are a number of selections you need to make when it comes to how you want to show off your new Greater Skies star map, with options to suit most budgets. Firstly you need to decide if you want a printed star map, or simply a download which you can print yourself in the available sizes. Next choose your size preference, with a choice of 40x50cm or 50x70cm (which is the size I went for!) followed by deciding which colour you want framing your star map. I decided to go for black but you can also select navy blue, dark green, brown or purple. Finally you need to decide if you wish to have your star map framed. To save me having to frame it myself, I decided to let them do it.
Finish with a little personal touch
My favourite part of my Greater Skies star map is the personalised section beneath the map itself. You are able to choose a title, something to remind you what the star map is showing you. Mine is titled, "The sky in Egham on our Wedding Day, Saturday 14th May 2011". Lastly you choose a personalised message, which is especially great if you are purchasing the star map as a gift. The message needs to be over five lines, this is what I picked for mine:
On this day,
Under these stars,
We said our vows,
'Til death do us part.
Daily enjoyment and perfect reminder
Wherever you hang your Greater Skies star map you will have something to enjoy and a gorgeous reminder of the special date you've recorded there. Even at night my star map still looks so wonderful in our living room. In some ways, without the reflection of other things in the room, I think the night view of it is even better. Set on the white wall background it is bold and beautiful, and I can't help but smile looking up at it. I work some very late nights (usually because it's the only time I have to get a solid amount of work time in!) so it is nice to have something to bring back awesome memories even if I'm feeling super tired.
Other things you should know about Greater Skies
I love our star map, and the bold, plain design makes it such a statement piece in our living room. Greater Skies offer other designs too though including:
Romantic bouquet design complete with flowers and bright colours.
Planets and stars design the ideal addition to a baby's room.
Classic design with a white background accentuating the star map.
I also love that Greater Skies is a company based in Cambridge since 2005, meaning that by buying from them you are supporting a UK business. Best of all they offer immediate download of your map plus free postage if you've chosen to have a print made.
Whatever big occasion you have coming up, the birth of a baby, a "big" birthday, anniversary or wedding day, the maps available at Great Skies are something you should definitely consider when it comes to picking a gift for yourself or others.
For more reviews of products and services we use in our lives as parents raising our two girls visit my reviews page. If you have any questions about our Greater Skies Star Map which I have not covered in this post, feel free to ask in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: I was sent a star map of our Wedding Day by Greater Skies in return for an honest review. The review words and opinions are my own. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.