Celebrating ‘Fathers Day’ without a Dad.
By now you should know that we’re a two mum family – so this isn’t what this post is about. When I was ten years old I lost my dad to cancer. It was two days before my birthday.
Father’s Days from then on were pretty bleak. We didn’t really have anyone else to celebrate the day with, so we didn’t. My mum didn’t go out of her way to replace him – no one could – and therefore remained as a single parent for a long time until she “came out” and we became a Rainbow family.
This year will be the twenty year anniversary of my dad’s passing and to celebrate we’re doing something a little special thanks to an invitation from the Star-Name Registry.
name a star
There’s only so much you can do to celebrate Fathers Day when you don’t have a dad. In the years before when we lived a lot closer to where our Dad is located we would take a trip up to his plot and tidy it up or present him with a new plant or toy. But as we got older, and moved to Brighton, it became a lot harder to make that trip around school, and then work and then childcare, so visits became few and far between.
As mentioned, this year marked the twentieth year of his passing so naming a unique star after him sounded like the perfect way to celebrate and remember.
When you start the simple process of naming a star you’re asked to name your star, pick a date, and write a personal message. You’re also allowed to choose the constellation from which your star will sit. Out of the dozens of constellations we decided to go with our dad’s birth sign – Aquarius.
Once complete, you’re then sent your gift. We were sent the Extra Bright Gift Boxset and within our gift box we were presented with;
- A framed ‘name deed’ with details relating to our star – this came in a wonderful silver gift box.
- Confirmation of our entry into the registry with letter explaining.
- A Sky Atlas Star Map.
You’re also given a unique number to your star and once you visit … and enter your unique number you can view your star.
I think this would be a wonderful gift for someone or a special way to remember a family member or a friend, or perhaps a family pet. The process is really simple and, for me, it’s a unique way I can remember my dad.
Would you like to name your own star?
The Star Name Registery are offering one lucky winner a chance to win their very own Extra Bright Star worth £24.99! Full details and T&C’s are below…
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Open to UK residents only.
One (1) winner will win one (1) ‘Extra Bright Star’ worth £24.99. The prize includes:
- Entry into the registry.
- A4 Star Name Deed.
- The Sky Atlas Star Maps.
- Confirmation letter.
- Extra Bright Star gift explained.
The prize will be sent via ‘Star-Name Registry’ and not via LesBeMums.
No cash alternative. Prize is non-transferrable.
Closing date: Midnight (00:00) on 16/07/17. Winner chosen between 16/07/17 and 18/07/17. Winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner has one month from the closing date to claim their prize, after which point a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is run by Lesbemums on behalf of ‘Star-Name Registry’. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!
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My children x
My son Tobias to match his brothers
My teenager Becky. She is so hard to buy for and it would make a great gift x
This is lovely, what a wonderful way to remember your dad.
i’d get one for the hubby and call it carperchris
Would name it Lucy after my beautiful Granddaughter
I’d name it after my little ones =)
What a beautiful idea. I would name the star after my Goddaughter
I would name it after my daughter and give it to her for her birthday!
My mum and sister Mary kate
I would name itafter my rat nibbles! he is now an angel at Rainbow bridge
Our family dog Candy who is sadly no longer with us
Would save it as the perfect gift for my husband, as we are planning to get a telescope.
I would name it Kayla xx
i would let my children name it, probably after the grandpa they never got to meet <3
my children would name the star xxx
would name after my baby daughter mali
I’d name it Jack after my son who has helped me immensely with my social anxiety simply by loving me for me.
I’d name the star Cheyenne after my little Niece she’s the brightest star in the sky <3
My daughter Megan
We would name this star over our newborn baby girl, Zivah!
I would give it to my daughter to name after her baby who was born sleeping. RIP Kyle
I would name the star after my sister Belinda who passed away suddenly nearly two years ago. Always believe she is up their looking down on us her family, would be lovely to have a star in her name
Would name for my son Daniel
i would love this to give to my best friend who lost er daughter at 23 .
i know she would love to have a star with her name on
I would name it DexMi which is a combination of the beginnings of both my boys names. 🙂
If I was lucky enough to win I would name it after my baby boy due in October 🙂 x
For my son he is my absolute world. Thank you very much for the chance