WEDDING GIFT, ANNIVERSARY GIFT – personalized gift ideas

Looking for a wall decor as a wedding gift or as an anniversary present and tired of pictures shouting nothing more than some calligraphic version of ‘Mrs&Mr X’ and ‘Happy Anniversary’ at you?

Let’s be honest: these kinds of ‘wall arts’ sooner or later end up in the closet or in the garage in some paper boxes – or, worst case, in the garbage. They are barely more than a Christmas card you keep for two weeks on the mantelpiece then throw away.
And there’s nothing wrong with that if all you want from your wedding gift is to say ‘Hi, this is just an acknowledgement of your getting married, wish you all the best, bye’. But if you have more than a casual acquaintance with the wedding couple you might want to give something that means more than that.

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wedding gift ideas – wall art, wall decor, personalized weeding gift
wedding anniversary gift ideas - wall art, wall decor, personalized anniversary gift ideas
wedding anniversary gift ideas – wall art, wall decor, personalized anniversary gift

Something that is delicate and elegant, worth displaying on the wall, even more than a month after the wedding, something that really decorates the home of your friends or family. Something that is subtle, that can recall the important occasion without being visually obtrusively connected to it, something that will last and can serve as a reminder even decades later.

If that’s the case, our personalized astrological chart art prints are definitely something to consider for you, even if you, or the couple you plan to surprise with the gift do not believe in astrology.
Any kind of astrological chart is basically like an abstract snapshot of the visible universe: a depiction of the sky showing the position of the Sun, the Moon, the planets of our solar system and the constellations of the 12 Zodiac signs, as seen from a given place at a given moment. Every chart is unique and peculiar to the moment, because due to the rules determining the movements of the elements of the universe an arrangement can never exactly reoccur. Thus a depiction of an arrangement can be seen as a memento of that moment – and that’s all you need to realize to become to appreciate the symbolism of an astrological chart.

Wedding is one of the most important rites of passage, and has been present in society since the early ages of humankind – just as the ancient symbols of astrology our chart’s design was based on. That can give a fine, elusive addition to the aesthetic values of any kind of art print or decoration.

There are plenty of options to personalize our wedding chart prints.
First, you have to choose the moment the chart will be made for. The wedding/anniversary date is an obvious choice, but if you are close to the couple, you might know a moment in their history that’s even more important to them. Maybe a first date, the proposal, a kiss, a special evening, or an afternoon in the park they spent together was a more defining moment for them than the wedding date will be.

If you decided about the moment, you can personalize the two text lines around the central wheel of the chart. We display the time and the place by default, but you can specify any other content inside a 20 character limitation.
Below you find a few examples and ideas of different text arrangements.

You find information about available sizes and prizes, delivery and the preparing process of a chart in the left menu.

 

GRADUATION GIFT – personalized gift ideas

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personalized graduation gift custom-made graduation present personalized gift ideas university college highschool graduation commencement ceremony diploma

Graduation from high school, college or university is an important rite of passage, a ceremony that marks the leaving of one stage of life behind and entering into another. Completing a program of study, achieving a degree, finishing an academic year is an accomplishment worthy of praise and celebration.

Educational institutions all around the world share many commencement and graduation customs. The academic gowns, caps and hoods, the single file march to the stage, the formal handshake and the handing of the diploma, even the yearbooks are all traditions rooted deeply in the centuries old history of education – a really special graduation gift should represent the same cultural context.

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bookspines personalized graduation gift ideas graduation present commencement ceremony diploma university college highschool graduate

Degree ceremonies and connected rituals stretch back to the establishment of the first European mediaeval universities of Bologna and Paris in the mid-11th century. The baccalaureate ceremony originates to 1432 at Oxford University, and Harvard was the first American university to hold a commencement ceremony in 1642.
Throughout the Middle Ages, higher education was mostly limited to institutions established by the church and managed by monasteries. Course of study used to contain Latin language, grammar, logic, rhetoric, philosophy, music, mathematics, astronomy and astrology, using mostly ancient writings from Roman and Greek resources. Astrology was an established discipline, considered as a part of astronomy, practiced by the most respected scientists of the era.

Today, evaluation of astrology has changed, but you don’t have to believe in astrology to understand and appreciate the symbolism of an astrological chart. The fact that the arrangement of the celestials at a given moment viewed from a given place is unique and will never precisely reoccur is unarguable – thus a depiction of this arrangement is also unique, and an ASTROLOGICAL CHART PRINT made for a significant moment and place can symbolize an event.

A perfect graduation present can be lots of things, but what we recommend you is a meaningful, personalized gift, that by nature is strongly connected to the traditions of education, and is a beautiful visual symbol to remember one of the great milestones and an important era of one’s life.

Please visit our Gallery or our Chart of the Week posts to have a look at more example charts, and use the Menu on the left to find out about available sizes and prizes, the preparing process of a chart and delivery options (we deliver worldwide).

If you decide to order one of our prints, you should consider a few opportunities when choosing the specific moment the chart should be made for.
The time and place of the commencement ceremony is an obvious choice, but it’s not necessarily the date that can signify the moment the best.
Maybe the graduation is a step – a first or a final one – to a dream come true, that began years ago, when a child, influenced by a strong experience, an encounter, or a person decided to be a doctor, an astronomer, an architect, or an artist growing up, and THAT was the defining moment.
Maybe in the long learning years to achieve a degree there was an instant that proved to be a turning point on the way, even more important than the handing of the diploma, and that is the moment to remember.
It’s your choice, just as it is to specify the personalized texts on the print: the name of the graduate, the institution, the interval of years of study,  the motto of the school or a profession or any personal text within the 20 character limitation.