How we chose to commemorate Archer’s birth, and why a custom star map from ModernMapArt.com is the perfect keepsake gift for travel lovers.
When it comes to choosing a gift for a travel-mad family, or harder still, a ‘digital nomad’, you might find yourself a little lost. Constant travellers won’t appreciate gifts that take up half of their precious luggage space. Gift cards might be the easiest answer, but they certainly aren’t the most thoughtful. A great gift is something personalised that they can keep forever, and will always remind them of a special moment in their lives.
The one thing I always buy from my travels is artwork.
Whether it is a large print that captured my attention, an interesting map, or just a postcard from a new favourite artist. These are light to carry home (and around in my bag for the rest of my trip) and will always be a reminder of the adventures I’ve had.
Commemorating our baby’s birth with a personalized star map
We wanted to get something when Archer was born, but were stuck with the above problems when it came to choosing something. I wanted jewellery, but of course that would be something that only I could enjoy, not the three of us. When I came across the star map, I was so excited. Not only is the star map a really beautiful work of art that looks stunning on the wall, but it is completely unique to the date and time he was born.
Our Star Map
We chose to commemorate the exact date and location Archer was born with our map, and chose the words “The Sky When You Were Born,” along with his full name. The map also includes the coordinates of the destination he was born, and of course, the stunning unique depiction of the stars at the exact moment of his birth. I then chose the white background with a black map, so that it would look beautiful in his nursery.
Who A Star Map Would Be Perfect For
The star map would be the perfect keepsake gift for travel lovers. It is a great way to share a special moment of their lives with them, whether it is the date of their first trip, move abroad, the date you met, or the birth of a little travel buddy. It would be the perfect wedding gift, Christmas or anniversary gift, Valentine’s Day memento, or a ‘just because’ surprise for a couple in a long-distance relationship.
Why Use Modern Map Art?
The maps come in a variety of sizes, printed on high quality paper with the most beautiful finish. We were able to customize every element of the map, from the font and text, down to the colour of the map and background. We received our map so quickly after we ordered it, and they offer free shipping throughout the whole of the US on all orders too!
Who would you send a star map to? Let me know below in the comments!
Please note that this post contains press samples. As always, all view are my own.