5 Ways to Celebrate the Women In Your LifeMarch 14, 2018
As you may have seen online and out in 'real life' (or at least, so we hope!) - International Women's Day happened last week. However, because we strongly believe in celebrating women every day, we chatted with our blogger friend Gabi Valladares of By Gabriella about 5 ways we can be celebrating the women in our life more often. Here's what she had to say:
1. Show them you care
"This one is easier said than done, I know! But, showing your friend/family member that you care is a really fun way to celebrate them. Give them a call when you know they've had a tough day. Or, vice versa, call them when you know they just accomplished something amazing!
However you show that you care, just do it. Don't feel like you have to wait until some major milestone. Do something kind just to do it - aren't those the best gestures?"
2. Support them
"Support your gal pal the best way you know how.
Is she pursuing her life-long dream of being a dancer? Be there as much as you can! Check in after auditions, be there for her performances...you get it. A little goes a really long way here."
3. Celebrate their wins
"Have a friend or family member who just accomplished something awesome? (I'm sure you do). Then, celebrate it! If they're okay with being in the limelight, share a post on social media celebrating their win! I love when I see the gals in my life doing amazing things and I like to share their great news with the world. Okay, maybe not the whole word - but you know, my friends on social media.
Or, if they appreciate their privacy - send them a handwritten letter! It's a small gesture, but one that won't go unnoticed."
4. A surprise floral arrangement
"If you thought I was going to write a piece with my gal pals at Alice's Table and NOT mention flora, well - you've fooled yourself! Of course one of my favorite ways to celebrate women in my own life is to send a little surprise floral arrangement.
Is there anything happier than a bunch of blooms arriving on your doorstep unexpectedly? If I'm in the neighborhood, I really love stopping by my local grocer or florist to put together my own arrangement. YOU know your friend/family member best, so why not create your own arrangement for them if you have the chance?
If you're planning on going with the latter, Alice's Table has some fun tips on how to (and how not to!) arrange your flowers. The blog is chock-full of helpful details for floral arranging, too! And, you're already here, so check them out!"
5. Be there
"This one is so simple - anyone can do it. Just, be there. Be there as a friend, a support system, and/or whatever else you gal pal needs. Be there when she needs you, and perhaps even more importantly - know when she needs some 'me time'.
It's easy to get lost in the shuffle of work and life and everything else - so make an effort to simply be there."
We couldn't agree more, Gabi! What fun (and super easy) ways to celebrate the women in our lives.