Wednesday, March 9, 2016

International Women's Day

I celebrated International Women's Day by giving Daffodil Vases!

Tuesday, March 8, was International Women's Day. This is a day hidden amongst all other days here in the USA. Americans do not seem to know about it and it is generally uncelebrated.

IWD is a day to celebrate how far women have come as far as equal rights, voting, etc. It is also a way for me to acknowledge the women in my life, to honor them for the impacts they have had on my life personally.  

Women's Day is for ALL women. It trumps Valentine's Day and Mother's Day because it is meant to honor even those without child, without a significant other.

I am a follower of The Slow Flowers movement which means I believe locally grown flowers are the only flowers to give.  My local florists doesn't provide locally grown florals (because there aren't any local flower farmers in the area) so I turned to my own yard and the backyard of an abandoned house on our dirt road for my florals. 
Daffodils are the only flowers in bloom around here right now, so that is what I used; I celebrated the women I work with by gifting them with what I call Daffodil Vases. 

This is what I used to make my gifts:
  • Daffodils
  • Pint Mason jars
  • Strips of ribbon from old sewing project
  • Strips of lace
  • Gift tags with twine

It was truly a simple little jar with a few little flowers but the ladies in my life were surprised and pleased with their gift. (And it was fun for me to see the look of pleasure on their faces).
I hope next year to have more florals available in my own yard for gifting.

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