How to Make a Star Map of a Certain Date

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In this video, we show how to easily create a custom star map, in under 30 seconds. Using the Printed Memories start map builder tool. Which is free to use!

What is a Star Map?

Although it might look like it at first glance, a star map is so much more than just a pretty print. Each star map you see is one-of-a-kind, based on the individual who purchased it and the occasion they bought it for. 

Star maps use accurate satellite technology to design a replica of the stars on any given date. As long as you have a date and location in mind, you can get a glimpse of the shining stars and constellations from that night. 

That’s why every single star map is unique. A New York sky in the middle of February will look different from a summer sky in London.

Printed Memories star map

Due to the unique nature of these art prints, they make wonderful gifts for all occasions. Get a glimpse of the stars from your wedding night, or capture a piece of the sky from the day your child was born. From the night of your graduation to the day you moved house take any moment that’s special to you or your loved one and turn it into a stunning print.

How to Make a Star Map Online

There are many online map builders, but we’ll let you in on the easiest way to create a stunning star print. And guess what? It’ll only take a couple of minutes to create the perfect map. Design something you can be proud to show off to your friends and family.

To create your star map, you need to go to

From there, all you have to do is follow the instructions below.

Step One - Choose Your Size and Frame Options

We offer a range of sizes and frames for you to choose from. So whether you want to create a statement piece to stand out in your living room or something smaller for your kitchen or home office, the choice is yours!

Printed Memories star map sizes and frame options

Step Two - Find Your Special Place

Where did this memory take place? Whether you’re searching for a busy London street, a beach in the middle of California, or a specific area in Berlin, we’ll help you find your special place and capture a piece of that sky.

Just type the place into our search box.

Printed Memories location text box

Step Three - Choose Your Map Design and Colors

Choose from a range of designs and colors to create the perfect map. From our moon design to a heart map, you can decide on the best theme for your loved one or the occasion you’re celebrating. 

Use our interactive preview and watch your map design change in real-time as you make your changes.

Printed Memories star map builder and interactive preview

Step Four - Discover your Date

Save your special date and watch the sky shift before your eyes.

Printed Memories calendar

Remember, the stars in March will look very different from an August sky. Capture your wedding day, the day your first child was born, or even the day you brought home your pet, and watch your unique map come to life.

Step Five - Time to Personalize!

Printed Memories text box - add your names

Add your name or the name of the person you’re gifting your star map to. Or add a simple quote to sum up your feelings! The choice is yours. Create a star map gift sure to make your loved one feel special.

You can also decide whether you want to include the constellation lines or not. This is completely personal preference and won’t impact the accuracy of your map.

Step Six - Add Your Design to the Cart

Now it’s time to add your new star map to your cart. But make sure to double-check everything before you place your order. Once the order is complete, you won’t be able to edit your map.

Printed Memories Star Maps

Printed Memories star map on a wall

Although we make a huge range of stunning personalized gifts at Printed Memories, our star maps truly do shine. With a range of sparkling themes and colors to choose from, you can create the perfect star map to light up any living space.

Like all our gifts, Printed Memories star maps are custom-made to order, ensuring a one-of-a-kind present that will stand the test of time. But that’s not all. Printed Memories star maps are environmentally friendly and made from FSC-certified paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. 

We also plant one tree for every single map we sell, so while you’re saving your memories, you’re also helping to protect the future!

Build your star map today and light up any living space.