Have you ever received something so incredibly special that it’s given you goosebumps? Last week two parcels arrived at my door containing two stunning star map posters which show the alignment of the stars above you at a moment in time from GreaterSkies. You only have to look at my home to know that I adore capturing memories and adorning my walls with my favourite images of the children and I.
The two most magical moments of my life were when my children were born. When Greaterskies offered me the opportunity to design two maps, I immediately decided to design maps of the exact moment they entered the world.
Firstly I chose one of several designs, night sky. It was so hard to choose because each design available is truly beautiful, in the end I chose night sky as I felt it matched my home interiors best. I then got to choose the background colour of each map. The colours available are black, ultramarine, arctic blue, chocolate and mulberry. For the map of Mia’s day of birth I chose mulberry and for Theo’s I chose ultramarine.
Choosing an exact location for your map couldn’t be easier.
You can enter a place, address or exact coordinates into the Greaterskies website. I simply typed in the name of the hospitals the children were born in and within seconds each place was located. After entering a location, you can then enter a date and a time. I entered the date and exact time each child was born. The final part of the design process is entering a personal caption and message. I kept my caption short and meaningful and used the message facility to describe exactly what each map represented.
Within days my 50x70cm framed star maps were delivered, and each map took my breath away. Each poster is printed on high-quality 260gsm photographic paper, with archival-quality UV-resistant inks framed in a high-quality black frame, with extra-transparent, thin Styrene.
Greaterskies, based in Cambridge UK, offer free shipping to the United Kingdom. They even offer immediate high-resolution printable downloads of each unique star map. My beautiful framed posters have taken pride of place on our living room wall. I smile every time I catch sight of them. They really are stunning, and so incredibly meaningful.
Christmas is just weeks away, so why not treat your loved ones to a gorgeous print from Greaterskies?