Ever wanted to find out more about star deeds? Well, that’s what Dedicated Stars is all about. You’ve come to the right place. Buying and naming a star has never been more popular… nor so easy. But while naming a star is easy enough in principle (choose a star, pick a name… simple), there’s a little more to the process than meets the eye. Case in point – star deeds. Simply put, a star deed is the official certificate you receive to confirm your star’s registration. Here’s exactly what you need to know.
The Lowdown on Star Deeds
Ever wondered what star deeds are? You’re not alone. If you’ve been researching how to buy a star, you’ve probably come across the phrase ‘star deeds’ more times than you can count. But what exactly are they? Something mysterious? Something expensive? Something you need a special password to get?
No, no, and no. The term ‘star deeds’ might not be something you hear every day, but then again, it’s not every day you buy a star. But there’s no mystery to them. Let’s break it down…
First up, what’s a deed? A deed is a signed and delivered document that passes or affirms an interest in a right or property. Some common types of deeds you might have come across include deed polls, indemnity deeds, escrow deeds, deeds of termination, and property deeds.
Still confused? Think of it this way… if you want to sell your house, you’ll need to sign a ‘deed’ that transfers your ownership of the property to the buyer. The deed is the buyer’s proof that they hold the interests in the house.
A star deed works along the same lines. When you buy and name a star, you’ll get a star deed that confirms your interests in the star. And before you ask, no, you won’t technically ‘own’ that star. No one owns the stars, not even NASA.
But that’s not the point of naming a star. Naming a star isn’t about physical ownership. It’s not about owning a piece of land that you’re going to be able to visit one day (fair wind and rocket ship permitting). It’s about giving someone the kind of uniquely special gift that’s going to leave them feeling as much of a star as the ones in the sky. But enough of the perks of buying a star… we’ll circle back to that later. For now, let’s get back to those star deeds.
When you name a star, that name will be logged in a database. It’ll stay there forever (unless, of course, you ask for it to be removed or decide to change the name at a later date).
So, you’re going to want something that shows that, right? Because it’s all well and good for someone to tell you your star’s been named, but without some kind of physical proof, it’s not necessarily going to be much good to you. Especially if you’re naming the star for someone special. Telling your loved one that you’ve named a star for them might be nice, but if you can give them a certificate that confirms it, so much the better.
Star deeds are exactly that. They’re a confirmation of the fact your chosen name has been registered and assigned to a particular star. Think of star deeds as a certificate, a certificate that confirms the details of the star, the date of registration, and the name you’ve assigned it.
What you do with that certificate is up to you. Hang it on your wall, prop it up on your mantle, blow it up and make a piece of art from it… whatever. It’s yours to do with as you please. Or if it’s intended for someone special, then it’s theirs to do with as they please.
Whatever you end up doing with the certificate, it’s there to serve as a lasting memory of a very wonderful gift, a gift that’s going to last longer and mean more than pretty much any other gift you care to mention.
Breaking Down Star Name Deeds
So, we know what star name deeds are. At least, in general. But what about the specifics? Are all star name deeds the same? And if not, are some star name deeds better than others?
Yes… and no.
Ultimately, a star is a beautiful gift regardless. Rock up to a party with a star in tow, and you’ll wipe the floor with the competition.
But that being said, the star naming process comes with different options. Star name deeds will come as standard with all the options, but you’ll need to be aware of what those options are if you want to get just the right gift to suit your needs.
When you name a star, you get a choice in the matter. It’s not a case of simply handing over your credit card details and leaving the decisions to someone else. And why would it be? A star is about the most personal gift you can buy – why leave all the input to a stranger?
The first step in the process is deciding on a package. Options vary depending on the provider, but you can expect to be offered a choice between…
The classic package is the friendliest on your wallet. With this option, you’ll get a random constellation assigned to you (although if you want to upgrade and choose your own constellation, you can). Your star will be visible from any part of the world, making it the perfect gift for loved ones in far-flung destinations.
The Zodiac package is a little more expensive than the classic package, but you get plenty of bang for your buck. With this option, you get to choose from any of the 88 constellations, including all of those from the Zodiac.
If you’re buying for a birthday, this option comes highly recommended – simply pick the Zodiac constellation that represents your loved one’s birth sign (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, or Sagittarius) and you’ll have a uniquely personal gift that’s guaranteed to go down a storm.
Binary Star Package
A binary star system consists of two stars in orbit. As the rarest type of star available, you’d expect it to be the most expensive of the options, and you’d be right. But if you want to make your gift extra special, it’s worth the blow-out.
If you’re buying for someone particularly special (a partner or a twin perhaps), then a binary star will be the extra touch of fairy dust you need to turn your gift from special to extraordinary.
Next up, choose your brightness. While any star you choose will be visible on a clear night sky, some stars shine especially brightly.
If you want to give your gift a bit of extra pizazz, opt for an extra bright star. Regardless of where you go in the world, an extra bright star will be right there with you. Even without a telescope, you’ll have no problem picking it out from the rest.
Once you’ve chosen the package that suits you best, the next step is to assign your star a name. Most people choose to name it after the person they’re buying the star for, but there’s no obligation. If the name, word, or phrase you choose is special to you and your loved one, that’s all that matters.
From there, all that remains to do is to submit your order. Once that’s done, the boffins behind the scenes will get to work registering your star on the database. As soon as it’s been registered (don’t worry – it’s a quick process and won’t result in any delays in you receiving the gift), you’ll receive your star deeds.
Depending on the brightness of the star you choose, this will either be a bright star name deed or an extra bright star name deed. Included on the deed will the coordinates of the star, the registration date (this can be any name you like, past or present. Choose a birthday, a milestone moment, an anniversary – it’s up to you), the name of the star, and any personal message that you’d like to accompany the gift.
And that’s it. The deeds to the star will be yours forever, and the name of the star will live on for eternity.
Sound good to you? Then just imagine how it’s going to feel for the person you give that gift to.
Wish Upon a Star
Up to speed on what a star deed is? Then now’s the time to get down to the real business. Because knowing what a star deed is is one thing. But knowing why you should bother getting one is something else entirely.
As we’ve seen, a star deed is your confirmation that the name of your choosing has been registered to a particular star. Why does that matter? Because a star is THE gift for 2021.
The age of boring, generic gifts is over. We’ve all had enough flowers, chocolates, and perfumes to last us a lifetime, thank you very much. These days, it’s all about personalized gifts, gifts that have been chosen with love, care, and thought. And nothing fits the brief quite like a star.
Because let’s be clear, no one is going to turn their nose up at having a star named after them. No matter how old we get, no matter how jaded and world-weary we become, we all know there’s something wonderful about the night sky. Something irresistible. Something magical. Something we’d all secretly like a piece of.
A name a star package lets you tap into that sentiment. It takes a piece of the night sky, packages it up, and presents itself as the perfect gift. Whether we’re talking about anniversaries or weddings, birthdays or baby showers, graduations or retirements, a star is the kind of gift that’s going to be remembered long after all the other gifts have been unwrapped, used, and forgotten.
Regardless of whether you choose a classic package, a zodiac package, or a binary star package, make no mistake about it – you’ll be giving your loved one something very special indeed. Something that they can treasure forever. Something that’s not going to wither or get used up, but that’s going to stick around for eternity. As gifts go, you couldn’t really ask for more.
Stars Deeds and Stars – The Ultimate Gift
By now, you’ll hopefully know exactly what star deeds are and the benefits of getting one. If you’re still not convinced, just imagine the look on your loved one’s face when you hand over a star deed confirming you’ve named a star in their honor. Priceless, right? If you want to see that look for real, you know what you need to do.
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