We had the opportunity to chat with a few of our customers about their experience receiving or gifting one of our personalized designs. Next up in the series: Amy.
Amy spoke with us about the gift that made her husband almost cry (but not quite).
Let’s hear more.
Love in two hemispheres
Amy McHugh decided to purchase a night sky star map design for her husband, Andy, after he bought her a print with the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere when the couple first moved to Australia five years ago. Amy, being a New York native, was on the other side of the world and far away from her parents.
“While you’re down here, you can still see the Northern Hemisphere, like what your mom and dad see,” Andy said to her.
The couple met when Amy studied abroad in Australia back in 2003, and they have been moving back and forth up until she moved there permanently. They had their first daughter together, Audrey, in March 2019.
When the stars align
The print Amy gifted him reads:
The stars aligned on the day you became my dad.
The day Audrey was born was one of the few times Amy’s husband has ever cried in front of her.
“I didn’t see it — because I was in the throes of giving birth — but apparently he did have a little bit of a tear coming when our daughter came out,” Amy said.
After receiving the father-daughter night sky design, Andy gave both Amy and Audrey a big hug.
“He read it and almost had a tear coming out of his eye — it didn’t quite come out. I could see there was welling happening,” Amy said. “Like I said, he’s not a very wordy man. He’s not like me at all.”
A reminder of a magical moment
The print, which was representative of one of the best moments of their lives together, reminded him of not only an emotional day, but also his relationship with his wife and daughter.
“He’s lovely. He’s a great dad, and he’s a great husband. But he doesn’t outwardly show his emotions that much,” Amy said. “So I just thought, I want to get him something that’s a bit different.”
Personalized star maps can be a meaningful way to celebrate the best moments in life. Know a new mom or dad? We’d love to design a star map to celebrate them.