The buying and naming of a star sounds very intriguing and dreamy but it is possible with the help from commercial companies who are offering you a chance in owning and naming a star. It can be a very thoughtful gift you can give to someone especially to your boyfriend or girlfriend, parents, siblings, relatives, or to anyone who is special to you. Most people worldwide buy a star to serve as their gift for special occasions like wedding, anniversary, birthday, or any special day related to their loved ones. A star is a very valuable and meaningful gift because it symbolizes and reminds us of the possible eternity of our lives as well as the vastness of the universe. It might sound expensive and difficult to own such celestial object but the process is actually quite so simple and affordable.
You can choose a star from either one of the 12 zodiac signs, a constellation from your hemisphere, or a random pick of constellation. After choosing which star to buy, you must prepare a name for your star. It can either be the name of your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, mother, father, sibling, best friend, or anyone from your loved ones. You can also customize a name like having a name combination with your partner. However, always be mindful in selecting a name because there is a limit of characters set in every star which usually must comprise of 20 characters only depending on the language used. Also, if you’ve chosen a common name for your star, you don’t actually need to worry about it since each star registered is connected to a unique star code. You are still allowed to change the name of the star as well before the gift pack is sent. Once you’ve already set a name for your star, you are also required to set a date for your star which could either from the past or the present. Most picked dates are those incorporated with special events like wedding, birthday, the day you first met, or any celebration that is sentimental to you both. Hence, these are the three key elements upon registering a star.
What are the other perks of a star gift?
There are actually many ways to personalize your star gift aside from naming the star and providing a special date. You can include a personal message or dedication in the order form which will be part of the gift pack. The other way is to customize the special star page thru changing the page color of your choice, adding photos or videos that could add more meaning to the gift pack, altering the spotlight photo, or inviting other people to leave a message in the guestbook.
However, buying or naming a star from commercial companies is not official. The records will only be between you and the company hence it is not recognized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Only the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is authorized to name any celestial objects which does not involve any exchange of cash.