On March 8th, women will be celebrated all over the world while we continue to fight for equal rights.

For International Women’s Day, we thought it might be nice to share a few ideas on how to celebrate the women around you. It doesn’t have to be a huge gesture, even the smallest tokens of appreciation can go a long way.

Here are four simple ways to celebrate the women in your life.

1. Write them a Card
Putting your appreciation into words can be an incredibly uplifting experience for both the giver and the receiver. Simply purchase (or make) a card that says “Thank You” on the front and fill the inside with a special note. It can be as short as a single line or you can cover the entire card in text. Tell a few people how grateful you are and how they’ve positively impacted your life. Your words will mean so much to them and we bet they’ll keep the memento for a long time.

2. Host a Movie Night
Invite a few of your closest female friends for a night of relaxation at your home. Tell everyone to wear their most comfortable clothes and to bring their favourite snack. Make some popcorn, choose a comedy or action movie, and enjoy hanging out with the powerful women you’ve invited over. It’s not a night to dress up, it’s a night to chill out and unwind.

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3. Pick Up the Phone
With every passing year, it becomes easier to lose touch with certain people. Is there someone you haven’t spoken to in a while? Maybe someone moved cities or changed jobs and you’ve lost contact? Pick up the phone and call them! Check-in and see how they are doing - it’s a great way to let someone know “I’m thinking of you.” Maybe it will reconnect your friendship or maybe you’ll remain distant friends, but it is always nice to hear a familiar voice. Don’t know where to start your conversation? Wish them a happy International Women’s Day!

4. Plan a Female-Only Sports Game
Get active on March 8th by planning a female-only sports game. Round up some friends and friends-of-friends and organize a scrimmage game or two. If you have enough women, you can organize a mini-tournament! Playing a team sport is a great way to change up your routine, enjoy some camaraderie and break a little sweat. Consider reaching out to local universities to use their sports complexes for your event. If you’re up for it, you can charge a “play fee” that goes directly to support a local women’s shelter or organization.

It’s important to celebrate women all year round but take this annual reminder as an opportunity to do something a little different to show your appreciation.

If you’re sharing this post on social media, make sure to include the hashtag #IWD2020 to join the conversation. Have a wonderful International Women’s Day!