Every year on March 8, we get the chance to honor the inspirational women in our lives. International Women’s Day is about recognizing women who have lived life with purpose, empathy, and vision, and work to effect change in the world around them.
International Women’s Day started in 1911 and has since been celebrated across the country. Last year, more than100 groups participated in the official 2018 campaign to showcase their work and achievements in accelerating gender equality in their communities. Outside of the official day of celebration, the group continues to work for and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Although International Women’s Day marks a specific day on the calendar, there are women everywhere who work on behalf of causes they believe every day, to create a more prosperous, equitable community.
If there is a woman (or women) in your life that you feel deserves recognition and gratitude, you don’t need to wait until March to show your appreciation. Honor her with a particularly thoughtful gift that captures your appreciative sentiments.
If you have a personal message to convey to that powerful woman in your life, whether it be “I miss you,” “I love you,” or “I’m thankful for you,” artistic figures can be a powerful way to communicate that sentiment.
Sculptural figures can celebrate the supportive, inspiring, and nurturing relationship between friends, sisters, coworkers, mothers, and daughters. Look for a figure that expresses whatever connection you share with a powerful female in your life, honoring the relationship you share with your mother, child, sibling, friend, neighbor, or colleague.
For particularly powerful sister gifts, look for figures that artfully capture sentiments of protection, love, sharing, trust, and joy through colors and body language, such as a tilt of the head.
Christmas ornaments are perfect gifts for the inspiring woman in your life. Christmas ornaments come in a variety of designs and sizes and convey different relationships between parents, family, friends, and siblings. For a particularly powerful gift that conveys a personal touch of gratitude and appreciation, look for an ornament with details that remind you of that inspiring woman in your life, such as her favorite flowers or colors.
For example, if you are looking for meaningful grandma gifts, select an ornament that you feel captures her presence and power, maybe through a figure that conveys the love and care she has showed you over the years.
Decorative Boxes and Books
Another gift to show your gratitude is a thoughtful piece of décor that they can display and always think of you. A small keepsake box adorned with a commemorative image of strength or love is a perfect way to store jewelry or other small items while also conveying appreciation.
A decorative book or journal is also a classic, timeless gift that conveys elegance and power. You can purchase a standalone book that they can use to document thoughts, or purchase a set that they can display around the house.
However you show your gratitude to the inspirational women in your life, it’s sure to be a gesture that will touch their hearts, be it a sister, grandma, mother, or dear friend.
About Willow Tree®
Willow Tree® offers an intimate line of figures and sculptures that softly display love, appreciation, and caring between loved ones. Since 1999, Willow Tree® has inspired uniquely moving gifts that capture life’s sweetest moments. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original figure from her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Each sculptural figure depicts emotion through gestures only, such as the tilt of the head, placement of the hands, or a turn of the body. The simple absence of facial features leaves each figure open for personal interpretation, making them powerful, personal gifts for loved ones.