The Russians started International Women's Day in 1909, and they're still the premier celebrators of the March 8 holiday. Around the world, the event is a way to honor women's contributions to history. But in Russia, the festivities go a step further - men and boys are expected to bestow presents on all the women in their lives.
Things You'll Need
- Gift Ribbons
- Gift Cards
- Flower Bouquets
- Flower Bulbs
- Wrapping Paper
- Diamond Earrings
- Pearl Necklaces
- Gift Certificates
- Spa Gift Certificates
Think about the women, living and dead, who have helped shape your life. Do something they (or at least a few of them) would have liked.
Consider cooking their favorite food, planting their favorite flowers in your garden or sending a check to their favorite charity.
Tell your children about the women you admire most. Talk about both the ones you've known personally and those you've only read about in books.
Tour an art museum near you and pay special attention to the work of female artists. Or visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Have a party and invite all the women you never get to spend enough time with.
Shower the women in your life with wonderful gifts (if you're a man).
Accept graciously when the men in your life shower you with gifts (if you're a woman).
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