We are Under Lucky Stars, we make beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you.
Everyone has that special moment in their life that is worth making into a star map.
We asked you to tell us about yours.
Here are some of our favorites stories.
By Jessica ON
On the 9th on January 1990, my parents were sitting in a car parked in the driveway of my Dad's house at 11pm.
My parents had always known each other growing up and both families were very close friends. They had been seeing each other for a while and on this particular night, they decided to take the next step into their relationship and become 'official'.
This was the night that changed their lives forever. This was the night that they were guaranteed pure happiness for eternity. So my 'Our Lucky Stars' chart was not for me, but a gift for my dad for Christmas 2018. We sadly lost my beautiful Mother to cancer in April 2018. I gifted my dad the star map so he can look at it every day and be reminded of that night.
To take himself back to that night and smile to counteract the pain he goes through every day without her here. He didn't know what to say as he unwrapped the paper, stepped back and took a minute to register what the star map was. And I will never forget that look when he realised what the star map was.
After that emotional few minutes of thanking me and telling me it was the most precious gift he had ever been given, he joked about how I remembered the date and time and said: "Well, Jess, I know you do actually listen to me sometimes".
Published on March 25, 2019, 4:39 am
By Margaret H
Sandy and I met virtually through the and online dating site.
It all started with lamenting to each other that we are living more than 1,600 miles apart, Los Angeles, California to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada!
Despite our intention to just say hello, our messaging back and forth turned into video chatting every day. Within 3 weeks, Sandy bought me a ticket to come to see her! It was under lucky starts that I walked off that plane and we met for the first time.
Here we are 2.5 years later, with dozens of trips between the U.S. and Canada, and we are still going strong. Such a lucky-in-love date!
Published on March 25, 2019, 3:59 am
By Annalena G
On the 6th of November, 2018, at 2:00pm I left the airport of Salt Lake City and walked over to a couple holding up a sign that said: “Welcome Annalena!”.
It was my first time in the US and everything was so new for me, coming from a small country like Germany. This couple, my host parents, welcomed me with open arms and loving hearts. I spent the best 3 months of my life with them and now they are my family.
This day changed my life, I changed so much and I wouldn’t wanna miss a second of my experience there. On that day, I met my new family. I miss them every day, I will return one day and reunite with them.
For now, there is a star map hanging in their house, reminding them every day how important they are to me and that I consider them my family.
I think of you all the time. <3
Published on March 25, 2019, 3:53 am
By Lena H
My husband and I first met in the 7th grade when I was introduced to our class after moving to Iowa. A few weeks after, he told me I looked like Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years and asked me to be his girlfriend. He bought me a coke at a local restaurant and told me that I was the first girl he ever loved. I was his first kiss. We were on and off through our teenage years. I have a memory of us at 15 and 16 in my parent’s driveway when he told me to break up with my boyfriend because he loved me...but I stayed with my boyfriend.
The memory that haunted me for years was the last time we saw each other face to face prior to us getting back together years later. He had just returned home from his service in the Marine Corps. I was 18 and he was 19. We started seeing each other after I ended a long term relationship. It was only a few weeks that we were together and then I suddenly stopped calling him. I didn’t answer his calls and I went back to the relationship I had broken off.
He had showed up at my job after several days and handed me a note. The note said that he had a conversation with his Dad and his Dad helped him realize that he needed to fight for what should be his and that he and I should be together. I remember staring down at that note, I folded it back up, and clenched it in my hand. I was afraid to look at him and respond. It took me a minute, but I nervously laughed and asked if he had heard the news. I could tell he was confused...and then I told him I was 8 weeks pregnant. We both knew the baby wasn’t his.
The next moment is something that had played over and over in my mind. It was like a movie playing in slow motion. He slowly backed away from me and I could hear him whisper over and over, “It should have been mine. It should have been mine”. That was the last time I saw him for the next 18 years.
What he didn’t know, is that I held onto that note. Every now and then, I would take it out, read it, and then tuck it back into my jewelry box. I did this until several years ago when I lost the note during a move.
Within that 18 year time frame, he reached out to me a few times at various stages of my life and after I had given birth to my two children.
The first time, I remember answering the phone and hearing his voice. He apologized to me for the way we left things the very last time we saw each other. I barely said a word to him during that call. The memory of our last moment together was still too painful.
The second time he reached out to me was during the end of his marriage hoping that I was available to start over too, but I remember telling him, that I was happy and had just begun a new relationship.
Several years later and the third time he contacted me, he found my work email through the internet. I remember sitting at my desk at work, on an ordinary day, and saw an email notice pop up with his name. I remember just staring at the bottom right hand corner of my screen watching the notice appear and then disappear. I had tears in my eyes. I was afraid to open it and it took me a few minutes. His email said that he was looking for an old friend and that he had hoped was me. When I responded and I told him it was me, he asked what I had been up to and that he missed me. I wrote back and told him that I had gotten married a few years before. I remember telling him that I was sorry and that he was too late. My heart dropped each and every time he contacted me.
Eight years later, when my marriage was ending, it took me a few weeks to gather the courage, but I knew that it was my turn. I needed to find out if he still loved me because I never stopped loving him. My hope was that I wasn’t too late…and I wasn’t.
Since the time I was 18 years old, I knew that he was the one I was supposed to be with but life happened and we must not have been ready for each other then. It’s like we needed all of those life experiences to shape us and get us to the day we finally came back together. We needed to understand the true meaning of love, and to not take each other for granted.
On the night of September 23, 2016, the stars finally aligned and we met face to face for the first time since we were 18 and 19 yrs old. On November 25, 2017, we got married at the ages of 37 and 38.
Published on March 21, 2019, 2:58 pm
By Aaron G
On this day I married my best friend and favorite person in the whole world.
We were married on the Northside of Chicago something that was a little bit of a dream for both of us.
Published on March 21, 2019, 2:49 pm
By Katrine B
Just two days after meeting my now boyfriend he asked me if I wanted to be his girl. He was afraid that I would leave him on my graduation day, the 24th.
So on the 24th he showed up to the closed party and stood outside for 4 hours because he couldn’t come in. He later kissed me under the stars, while he held me warm in the summer night.
Published on March 21, 2019, 2:45 pm
By Lisa Kristine S
In Cumberland Maryland on June 20th 2018 at 2:54 am me and my boyfriend welcomed our son Hunter Orion Booth into the world. This Under Lucky Stars poster means so much to us because he is named after the constellation Orion which is nicknamed 'The Hunter".
After 48 hrs in labor and over 4 hours pushing our baby boy came out not breathing. Luckily there were able to get him breathing. He had to stay in the NICU for the whole time we were at the hospital. Me and my boyfriend had been together for 9 years but never thought we wanted kids. When my boyfriend's dad passed away we were laying under the stars one night and decided that we were going to start to try to start a family. A month later I was pregnant with our son. Now he is almost 9 months old and is the picture of perfection. He is the light of our lives in this dark place.
I got this poster for my boyfriend and when he opened it and it brought tears to his eyes. We feel like our son is a gift from his father in heaven. My son's room is decorated in all cosmic/solar system/stars and moons. Thank you for making such an amazing memorable piece.
Published on March 21, 2019, 2:42 pm
By Sandi M
My current boyfriend of 2 years finally asked me out!
We had been talking about dating for almost a year and I knew I wanted to be with him but he was very shy! We went to a New Year’s Eve party and when everyone was shooting off fireworks we were standing on the porch and he wrapped his arms around me and asked me to be his girlfriend. Saying yes was the best decision I ever made. Soon he will be my husband and not my boyfriend. ❤️
When he received his gift he picked me up and told me that now he has not only me but the star map to remind him of the most perfect night of his life.
I am so beyond pleased with my star map & it hangs above our bed. Thank you ❤️❤️
Published on March 21, 2019, 2:15 pm
By Torey G
I was 17 and had a new car so I decided to drive into a car wash one day.
As I pulled around to go into the wash the attendant looked into my window and I recognized him...the brother of a guy I knew. We exchanged hellos and I got my wash. The next day he called my house to ask me out. We went to a graduation party for high school seniors at his church. Fast forward a year and we were married!
After we were married he told me his story of that day. When he saw me pull into the car wash he said to the guy working with him..."You see that girl? Well, I'm going to marry her!" Call me crazy but that is sooooo romantic!
As of this year June 16th we will be married 40 years. So this chart will be his gift...Thanking my lucky stars my car was dirty!
Published on March 21, 2019, 1:46 pm
By Alessio V
It was the first time I left my home after having had chemo and radiotherapy. It was months since I went out with my friends and had a beer. I had no hair, I still felt sick. But that night I met her.
We talked and laughed and we still do, after 9 years. My wife.
Published on March 20, 2019, 10:29 am