International Women's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the amazing women who inspire us every day.
Whether it's your mother, sister, friend, or mentor, this day is all about honoring the achievements and contributions of women around the world. And what better way to show your appreciation than with a creative shout-out?
Are you wondering how to celebrate International Women’s Day?
In this blog, we'll explore some fun and unique ways to give a shout-out to the incredible women in your life on Women's Day. From Women’s Day gatherings to fun feminist stickers, we've got you covered!
So let's get started and spread some love and positivity this Women's Day by knowing how to celebrate International Women’s Day!
The history of International Women's Day: celebrating women's achievements and struggles through the years
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, as well as a call for gender equality and women's rights.
The history of IWD can be traced back to the early 20th century, a time when women's rights movements were gaining momentum in many parts of the world.
The first National Women's Day was celebrated in the United States on February 28, 1909, as a way to honor the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York City, where women workers protested against poor working conditions and low wages.
The idea of a Women's Day quickly spread to other countries, and in 1910, the International Socialist Women's Conference proposed that a "Women's Day" be held annually.
The proposal was accepted, and the first International Women's Day was celebrated on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.
The date was later changed to March 8, and since then, IWD has been celebrated on this day every year.
In the early years, IWD was primarily a day for women to protest against discrimination and demand better working conditions, voting rights, and equal pay.
In 1975, the United Nations officially recognized International Women's Day, and since then, it has become a global event, celebrated by millions of people around the world.
The day has evolved to encompass a wide range of issues affecting women, including gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and women's leadership and representation in politics and business.
Fascinating facts you didn't know about International Women's Day
- The colors associated with International Women's Day are purple, green, and white. Purple represents justice and dignity, green represents hope, and white represents purity.
- In 2019, women around the world went on strike for International Women's Day, calling for an end to gender-based violence and discrimination.
- The longest-running International Women's Day event is the annual Women of the Year lunch in London, which has been held since 1955.
- The United Nations has declared that gender equality is one of its top priorities, and has established a global goal to achieve gender equality by 2030.
- International Women's Day is not just about celebrating women's achievements, but also about highlighting the ongoing struggles for gender equality and women's rights, and calling for action to address these issues.
Who runs the world? Girls! Fun ways to celebrate International Women's Day
Are you thinking about how to celebrate International Women's Day? In this section, we will share some fun ideas to do so.
From hosting Women’s Day gatherings to sending witty cards to your favorite women out there, we’ve got you covered with some great ideas on how to celebrate Women’s Day.
Host a Women's Day gathering
This year, make a concerted effort to celebrate the women in your life.
Hosting a women's day gathering is a great way to honor the women in your life. You can bring together your friends, colleagues, and family members for brunch, potluck, or a night out.
If meeting in person isn't possible, you could also plan a virtual gathering. Either way, it's a great way to show the women in your life how much you appreciate them!
Donate to a women's charity
In honor of Women's Day, why not donate to a women-led charity? There are so many great organizations doing important work to empower women and girls around the world.
By donating to a women-led charity, you can help support the vital work they are doing to create a more equal world.
With your help, they can continue their important work in areas like education, health care, economic empowerment, and more.
Choose a cause that you're passionate about, such as supporting survivors of domestic violence, promoting girls' education, or funding women-led businesses, and make a donation to a charity that supports it.
So this Women's Day, make a donation to a women-led charity of your choice. Help them continue their life-changing work and make a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.
Send a witty card
Women's Day is a special day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. It's also a great day to show your appreciation for the women in your life.
Whether it's your mom, your sister, your best friend, or just a woman you admire, sending a Women's Day card can be a humorous way to let her know how much she means to you.
There are so many amazing women out there, and each one deserves to feel appreciated on this special day.
So take a moment to send a Women's Day card to the wonderful women in your life - they'll be sure to appreciate it!
Take the time to write a heartfelt message to the women who have made a difference in your life. Express your gratitude and appreciation for their love, support, and guidance.
Host a Women's Day event
Women's Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means! It's time to start thinking about how to celebrate Women’s Day at work.
One great way to celebrate Women's Day is to host a women's day event.
It can be something as simple as a lunch or breakfast meeting where you invite some inspiring female guests to speak, or it could be a more elaborate event with workshops, panels, and networking opportunities.
Either way, it's a great way to show your support for women in the workplace and recognize their achievements.
Now that you know how to celebrate Women’s Day at work, start planning your event today, and make sure to include some fun elements like games, prizes, and food!
Shop at women-owned businesses
In honor of Women's Day, let's make a commitment to support women-owned businesses.
There are so many incredible women entrepreneurs out there making a difference in the world, and we can help them by shopping at their businesses.
Show your support for women entrepreneurs by shopping at women-owned businesses in your community. You could also buy products from women-led companies online.
Not only will we be supporting amazing women, but we'll also be getting some great products and services in the process. So let's get shopping!
Watch a movie or read a book by a female creator
In honor of Women's History Month, take some time to celebrate the achievements of women in the arts.
Watch a movie, TV show, or documentary directed by a woman, or read a book written by a female author.
This is a great way to support female artists and learn more about the history and contributions of women in the arts. There are many great options to choose from, so get started exploring today!
Learn about women's history
On International Women's Day, let's learn about women's history. From the early days of civilization to the modern era, women have played a vital role in shaping our world.
For too long, their stories have been overlooked or forgotten. It's time to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history!
Take the time to learn about the achievements and struggles of women throughout history, from suffragettes to civil rights activists to trailblazing scientists and artists.
Visit a museum or historical site that celebrates women's history, or watch a documentary or read a book about the subject.
Spruce up your life with feminist stickers
Looking for a fun way to celebrate International Women's Day?
Why not jazz up your house with some feminist stickers? There are tons of great designs out there, from playful and whimsical to powerful and empowering.
Just choose your favorite(s), peel off the backing, and stick them wherever you please. In no time at all, your home will be decked out in support of women everywhere.
So go ahead and show your pride - it's time to let everyone know that feminism is here to stay!
Go on a girl's day out
International Women's day is almost here and what better way to celebrate than by planning a fun girls' day out?
Whether you're treating yourself or spending time with your besties, make sure to do something that makes you feel good. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Get pampered at a spa or salon
- Go shopping and treat yourself to a new outfit
- Have lunch or dinner at a nice restaurant
- Go for a walk in the park or take a yoga class
- Spend time outdoors in nature
- Do something creative, like painting or cooking
No matter what you do, make sure you take some time for yourself today and enjoy the company of other amazing women. Happy International Women's day!
Celebrate Women's Day with Footnotes Paper
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With our collection of funny and clever cards, you can add a touch of humor to any woman's day celebration.
From sassy sayings to irreverent jokes, we have something for everyone.
Our top favorites for Women’s Day 2023
Sassy definition card
There's nothing wrong with being a confident woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to speak her mind. In fact, we think it's pretty damn awesome.
With that said, we think every woman could use a little sass in her life. So why not start with a sassy definition card from Footnotes Paper? It will surely make her day!
Well-behaved women seldom make history sticker
In honor of Women's Day, why not pick up the well-behaved woman seldom make history sticker?
It's a fun and easy way to celebrate all the amazing women in your life - and to remind yourself that it's always good to be a bit of a rebel.
After all, as the saying goes, well-behaved women seldom make history. So go out there and make some mischief - we guarantee it'll be worth it.
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