Mothers Day Gift - Starring Role in the Heavens for Mom
Founded in 1979, the Star Registry ® helps clients name one of approximately eighteen million charted stars after their loved ones. The $54 star kits produced by the company include a 12"x16" full color, personalized parchment certificate. The package includes the chosen name, telescopic coordinates for locating the star, a sky chart with the chosen star circled for easy identification and a booklet on astronomy. Framing is available for an additional fee.
The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the rituals held every spring in ancient Greece to honor Rhea, Mother of the Gods. Greek mythology also played a role in the naming of the constellations. Most names are based on mythological stories in which the gods bestowed the ultimate reward or recognition on a hero by placing that individual in the sky as a constellation. In the 1600's, when a familiarity with mythology was considered a mark of an educated person. Mothering Sunday was celebrated in England on the fourth Sunday in lent. At this time, servants were given the day off to spend time with their mothers.
Currently the company employs a full time staff of 20 and conducts business from its home office in Ingleside, IL and international offices in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the Reunion Islands. Since the company was founded over 500,000 stars have been registered as gifts for birthdays, weddings, memorials and holidays, as corporate gifts and as national honoraria.
Individual gift-giving is a large part of the business and celebrity clients include Nicole Kidman, Brooke Shields and William Baldwin. The Heisman Award Committee registers stars for its trophy winners. The "I Have a Dream Star" was named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by a network of schools named for Dr. King. Corporate gifts and fundraising account for a portion of the Star Registry ®'s business. Companies such as IBM, Walt Disney, and GE include the Star Registry ® in their corporate award and incentive programs and charitable organizations such as the Starlight Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation offer natural tie-ins.
"My mother brought the same devotion, enthusiasm and integrity to the business that she did to raising us," said Marketing Director, Rocky Mosele. "The lessons she taught us about fair play, hard work and honesty have paid off for years." International Star Registry ® is a company that offers customers the opportunity to name stars for the one's they love. For more information, call (800)282-3333 or click here Name a Star.
Buy Mom a Star Name
FAQs about Naming a Star as a Mother's Day Gift from International Star Registry ®
1. How many Stars have you named?
Star Registry ® has named over one million charted stars after our clients loved ones. We have been in business for 24 years and are a BBBOnLine Participant, and a member of the Better Business Bureau.
2. Can I have my Mother's Day gift framed?
Yes, your International Star Registry ® certificate can be framed. We offer three different kits and the option of an instant gift certificate.
3. Help I need a Mother's Day gift now!
Did you wait until the last minute? We know the feeling and sometimes it is just hard to find "that something special." Well, you are in luck, International Star Registry ® specializes in gifts for all occassions. We recently started offering Star Registry ® Gift Certificates. Each gift certificate includes everything they will need to name their place in the cosmos. So if you can't decide on a star name, let the recipient choose the perfect name.
4. What is a good Mother's Day gift idea for a child?
A Shining Stars Doll makes an excellent Mother's Day gift for a child. International Star Registry ® has included everything you need to name your star.
5. I would prefer to order a Mother's Day gift via the phone?
No problem, call toll us free at 1-800-282-3333 and one of our representitives will be happy to assist you.