Occasions : Birthdays

There was a star danced and under that was I born

Each of us has a story that begins in a single moment. Poets and philosophers from Shakespeare to Tennyson, from Moore to Jung, share a fascination with the night sky at the moment of birth.  The belief that the moon and stars stand in timeless, silent witness to this moment lies deep in our collective memory.

The night sky print, showing the moon and stars exactly as they appeared on a person’s birth date, is a beautiful, thoughtful way to say “Happy Birthday!”

  • As easy as 1-2-3

  • Give us a date and location—any date, past or future, any location on earth.
  • Pick the horizon for your print. We have hundreds to choose from—from quiet backyards to epic skylines.
  • Consider adding a personal message. It’s optional but preferred. Express yourself!
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The Night Sky. On the day of the Grand Entrance.

Give us a date and location… we’ll calculate the position of the stars, moon and planets, and create a beautiful fine art print. Add your words: wise, sweet, funny. Quote Einstein, Elvis or your Mom! This is an exceptionally cool milestone birthday gift!

Choose from hundreds of illustrations, representing almost every imaginable landscape. From treetops to skylines, from mountain lakes to tropical beaches. See just a few examples below.

Ryena's First Starry NightNight Sky on Kale's BirthNight SKy Over Whites ChapelNight Sky Over Thousand OaksNight Sky Over LondonNight Sky Over Washington DCNight Sky Over Iowa CityNight Sky Over WarehamAngela's First Starry NightNight Sky Over Livingston

Add your words to the print

This is where you really make it your own. Start your hunt for the perfect turn of words below.

Sample Messages for Birthdays

Here are some message ideas—use one of them or create your own.

Happy Birthday! I love you to the moon and back!

On the beautiful night you finally made your grand entrance.

I must confess... I was born at a very early age. — Groucho Marx

Our first night as mother and daughter! I love you!

Lucky stars! Thousands of lucky stars!

Dad, you are my guiding star… Happy Birthday!

There was a star danced, and under that was I born — Shakespeare

A dreamer can always find his way by moonlight.

Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You're off to Great Places!  You're off and away! — Dr Seuss

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. — Nietzsche

Take the hidden paths that run west of the moon and east of the sun. — JRR Tolkien

It’s breathtaking simply to be here — Rilke

And the Universe resounds with the joyful cry I am. — Scriabin

Back on the home planet!

’Til there was you.

A LONG, LONG, LONG time ago, FAR, FAR away in Pennsylvania…

A brilliant star joins the family constellation!

The first of many nights you stayed up late, raising hell!

Once upon a time, on a day that looked like any other, someone like no one else came along and made the world into something that would never be the same.

A special night for both of us. Love always, Mom

The secret to life is enjoying the passage of time.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Will you risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive?

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Just Because

The night sky print which arrives for no particular reason, other than to celebrate the gift of love that is your beloved, is cherished like no other.

Birthdays

Each of us has a story that begins in a single moment. Poets and philosophers from Shakespeare to Tennyson, from Moore to Jung, share a common fascination with the night sky at the moment of birth, and the idea that the moon and stars stand in timeless, silent witness to this moment.

Wedding Anniversaries

The night sky print, showing the moon and stars just as they appeared on the night you met, the moment of your first kiss, or your wedding night, is an exceptional anniversary gift. Appropriate for any year, especially so for the 1st anniversary, the year of the ‘paper’ gift.

New Baby

The night sky print, showing the moon and stars just as they appeared on the child’s first starry night, with your words – funny, wise, sweet, hopeful, perhaps a favorite quote from a story or song – makes a beautiful keepsake.

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