Birthday Star Map
- Celebrate the birthday of a loved one with a unique star map that recreates the night sky on the exact date and time of birth
- Add planets, constellations, and the Milky Way
- Customise in 3 simple steps
- Include a meaningful personalised message
- Preview your design at each step
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Sky on the night you were born
Life truly is a special gift. Science has long told us that the chances of us being born at all are about one in 400 trillion chance. Those are amazing odds, and they put in perspective just how special it is to celebrate our birthday each year. When you want to show a loved one just how glad you are that they were born, a birthday star map makes a stunningly beautiful and heartfelt gift.
A birthday star map is a printed representation of what the night sky looked like from a specific location on earth on a given date and time. This is why no two birthday star maps are quite the same. Each map is based on a person’s unique birthday details to ensure the most accurate recreation.
This is a very unique and personalised birthday gift that your loved ones will never expect but will cherish forever. It’s not something you can simply walk into a store and buy off the shelf. It takes time and thought to even think of giving a star map as a personalised birthday gift, and a little more time and effort to create the map have it printed for your loved one. All that extra effort won’t go unnoticed, and it’s likely the star map will be the favourite gift they’ll unwrap.
What makes the birthday star map so special?
When you look up at the night sky tonight, it’s not going to look the same as the sky you saw last night, even if you’re standing in the same spot. That’s because our universe is constantly on the move. It’s the same reason why we can only see certain stars, planets, and constellations on certain dates or seasons.
The sky on the night you were born is special because that’s how the universe aligned when you entered this world. The positioning of stars, planets and other celestial bodies on this day is unique to you.
Naturally, you were too young to notice how the sky looked on that momentous occasion, so consider a birthday star map like a look back in time. It’s an illustration that supports your life story. It begins telling your story from Day 0, setting the scene for the life you’ve lived up to this moment.
How do you make a birthday star map?
At Positive Prints, we believe everyone should be able to design a birthday star map without the need for artistic skills and technical savvy. We use a simple three-step system with smart technology to craft your star map and make it truly yours. Here’s how we take the guesswork out of creating your birthday star map:
Step One: Select Your Design
Positive Prints offers 7 pre-set designs for your birthday star map, including a heart-shaped frame and multiple colour combinations. However, if you prefer a little more customisation, we also offer a Custom option that lets you design your own colour scheme.
In addition, you can also specify the level of detail for your star map. Add the names of constellations, planets and planet names, and even the Milky Way. As you’re making changes to your design, you can see your poster update in real-time so you can craft the precise look you want.
Step Two: Enter Your Details
In Step Two, you will get to enter your selected location or coordinates, as well as the date and time of birth. We use location and date-related data to recreate as accurate of a depiction of the night sky as possible so that what you see is akin to looking up at the night sky on that date.
You also have the option of including up to three lines of text (a title, a subtitle, and a footnote). Many of our customers choose to use these lines for a personal message to your gift recipient so that everyone who sees the star map will know its significance. Alternatively, you can include a favourite quote, song lyrics, or anything that makes your poster more personalised.
Step Three: Choose Your Format
On the last step, you get to decide the size of your star map birthday poster and how to receive your print. Many of our customers choose to leave the printing up to us because we can print on canvas or high-quality poster-grade paper. We can also include a frame that’s perfect for gifting and allows your recipient to hang it immediately. Shipping is free, no matter where you live.
If you are looking for a last-minute gift option, Positive Prints can help. We offer a digital download option and will email you the poster within minutes of checkout. You can take the digital file to your local print shop for fast service and skip the shipping.
Bring the life of the party to every birthday with a star map birthday gift!
Ready to surprise your loved one with a birthday gift for the ages? Start creating your custom birthday star map gift today!