Who we are

Who we are - MyBrilliantStarHello Visitor,
MyBrilliantStar– THAT´S THE TWO OF US
Kirsten and Hartmut Friedrichs

A German couple who always shared the dream of living abroad, we visited Canada for the first time around the year 2000. That's when we both fell in love with this amazing country. In 2011, we decided to quit our jobs in Germany and move to Vancouver — not surprisingly, always rated highly on lists of the world’s most livable cities, which credit their proximity to the great outdoors and the active lifestyle their residents enjoy.

We have never regretted our move!

It´s unbelievable, but when we decided to come here the traditional "Herrnhuter Sterne" company offered us the chance to become their exclusive partner in Canada. We are loving the stars almost as much as we love our new home country. We want to pass on this German tradition to you, creating a new tradition with your family and close friends.

MyBrilliantStar is the exclusive distributor for Canada and the official partner for the USA from the German manufacturer who produce and sell the original Herrnhut Stars. We are proud to represent THE ORIGINAL HERRNHUT STAR in Canada and the United States, as well as having a strong relationship with the manufacturer of the stars in Herrnhut (Germany) to develop new business ideas.

MyBrilliantStar sells seasonal and year-round lighting decoration. We offer North America's largest selection of Herrnhut Stars incl. accessories and spare parts online https://mybrilliantstar.com/.

The star will be delivered in parts and shall be assembled at home. It´s still handmade! It has long been a tradition for families to assemble a star together and hang it on at the days before Christmas. The tradition has a long history and is closely linked to the history of the Moravian Church (a Protestant Free Church). The first Herrnhuter Stars were made in the homerooms of the Moravian boarding schools. At the beginning of the 1900s a teacher made a star of paper and cardboard and hang it up with a candle inside. Later on making stars was established in the math class and helped the development of mathematical and geometrical understanding, and the designing and creation of three dimensional geometrical shapes.  

The tradition of families sitting together assembling the star and hanging them out on the first Sunday in advent has a long history and is closely linked to the history of the Moravian Church (a Protestant Free Church).

 “We want to convey this tradition to North American Christmas Enthusiasts!”

Who we are - MyBrilliantStar

All our team members work closely together in the beautiful Vancouver, B.C., in order to make our customers happy. We have years of experience on how to run an online shop. The benefits for you as our customer:

MyBrilliantStar is reliable and prompt. Each order is packaged separately and individually. We interpret your order as an “appointment” - since only punctual gifts are the best. If the item is marked “in stock” and the payment has been arranged, then this order is dispatched within 24 hours.

You are very important to us. And your feedback means a lot. We do not have a Call Center, but an actual Customer Service Department in house with a competent and friendly staff that you can directly speak with. This staff has firsthand knowledge of our products and can easily advise all customers. We look forward to your comments regarding our products, shop or service under "service@MyBrilliantStar.com".