Modern Map Art sent me a custom star map for the purpose of this post. I was not compensated to write it and all opinions are my own.
It’s our 9 year anniversary today. Nine years. We’ve been together for 14, but married 9. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it?
The more kids we had the less we focused on buying stuff for us. I think that’s just how it goes with parents. But, we do still like to buy each other a little something on our anniversary.
Have you ever see those anniversary guides that tell you the type of gift you should buy for the year you’re celebrating? For instance, first year is paper, second anniversary is cotton etc…
For year 9 it’s pottery.
I bought us a beautiful plant in a pottery planter two weeks ago, so that would have been perfect. It’s an air purifier and I love it. It’s called a Crispy Wave and is such a fun plant to have in our dining room. Oh well!
Since I was running out of time to make a pottery creation at a store we have in town, I decided to gift something different.
Modern Map Art creates one-of-a-kind star maps so that you can remember special moments in your life. First kiss, birth of a child, the night you said yes or your wedding night.
I decided to make a star map commemorating the day we got married. It was super easy to do.
All you need to do is fill out some information so your map can be customized to your liking for size and specifics.
About Modern Map Art:
We use astronomical software used by planetariums that generates the actual night sky at a particular time and place. It looks exactly what you would see with your eyes, binoculars, or a telescope. We use a database with hundreds of thousands of stars. With our software, you’ll be able to create a one-of-a-kind print that shows off a special moment in your life — when a child was born, when you said “I Do”, when you got engaged, or any other memorable time. We print on both paper and canvas depending on what you’d like to have on your wall.
Take a look at our map from the day we got married back in 2009 at OceanCliff in Newport.
Below is a mock-up the company sent me when I gave all of my information.
I love how modern it looks. The map will look great framed in our family room.
Here’s a look at the map framed!
What’s interesting about this kind of gift is that I get to enjoy it, too! I’m not sure if he’ll stick to the rule of thumb and buy me something pottery-related, but we all know it’s the thought that counts! ☺️
What kind of gifts do you and your significant other like to exchange on special occasions?