Russ Berrie and Company, Inc. creates smiles all over the world. A leader in the gift and juvenile industry, we design, develop, and distribute innovative products that help people celebrate and commemorate milestones in their lives.Next time you wish upon a star...let it be your very own shining star! Russ has partnered with the International Star Registry in a revolutionary new Shining Stars programme. The programme includes a plush Shining Star friend, crafted using only the finest of materials and identifiable by the star icon and embroidered Shining Stars logo on the paw pad... and the chance to literally become a star by having your name recorded with a star in the sky.You can choose from a wide variety of Shining Stars Friends to buy for yourself or to give to your own shining star. Once purchased, you can go to the Shining Stars site and using the secret code found inside the sealed hangtag, you can register and name your star with the International Star Registry.You will see an image and the coordinates of your star that can be printed on a certificate that verifies its exact location in the cosmos. But there's more...for children of all ages,it is a virtual universe where they can send cards, play customised games designed for different age groups and find a galaxy of fun activities.Young or old, anyone who receives a Shining Stars friend will have a cherished keepsake to treasure forever, as well as their own personally named star to shine brightly throughout eternity. So, reach for the Shining Stars and get ready to embark on a magical virtual journey where everyone can...Wish... Share... Shine!