A birthday is a day most of us look forward too every year. It is a day we get to celebrate being who we are and is made even more special by those around us. Through our younger years we usually celebrate with a birthday party, we invite our school friends for party food and various party games. In return they will buy a present and go home, stomachs full of food, with a party bag in hand.
As we get older we only really have birthday parties for special milestones; such as turning 16, 18 or 21. As we get older we celebrate birthdays by decades, 30, 40, 60 and so on. The birthday is usually celebrated with a special meal with family or friends, we are typically spoilt and treated to lots of cards and gifts. Usually if we have to work on our special day, our colleagues will buy or bake a cake to help us celebrate our special day.
The idea of giving gifts on birthdays go back may decades, and may have its roots in Roman and Pagan times. The cake, songs and candles actually originate from the United States. In the Southern America countries of Panama and Mexico the celebration usually involves piñatas. As with most trends, over time they evolve into being celebrated worldwide and not just from the country of origin.
Birthdays are not the only time that we buy gifts for someone. Many celebrations now involve gift giving and receiving, Christenings usually involve the giving of a commemorative gift in the form of a silver spoon or engraved plate, something that can be kept or that has the date of birth on.
Wedding gifts can vary and it is now quite usual to be given a wedding present list by the bride and groom along with the invitation, the list will usually be items that the couple require for their new home or items that they have not got in their existing home. Sometimes the couple will have everything they need and will ask for a donation to a charity of their choosing.
Wedding anniversaries are celebrated by the couple on a yearly basis and throughout their lives on special years, such as the ruby and diamond anniversaries which celebrate 40 and 60 years of wedded bliss. For bigger anniversaries a party for family and friends is usually organised, so the celebration can involve all the close people in the married couples life.
There are many ways to give a person an unusual gift. One of the best is in the form of a celestial star. You cannot actually physically give a person one as a gift, it is just not possible. However, you can buy one for someone and give them various documentation on their newly acquired gift. It would also make a perfect gift for the budding astronomer amongst your friends.
Looking up into the nights sky we can see millions of twinkling lights above us in their various constellations. There is no better way to give a personalised gift, than to give someone of those eternal stars that they can look up and appreciate on a nightly basis.
When you buy a star the recipient will receive a personalised certificate of registration with the various particulars of the star, instructions on how to locate the star, and a coloured map of the night sky which can be used as a wall chart.
A quick search online will bring up many companies offering this type of gift. It will also let you see the various star options available, many also offer the framing of the certificate, or even at the top end of the market a box set which the paperwork is enclosed inside. There are even specific box sets available to buy for Christenings and for Valentines day gifts.