Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. This is the day to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout the world who fight the good fight for women’s rights–whether that is in the workplace, politics, the arts, education, or in the home.
In the United States, the early days of the women’s rights movement focused on the right to work for fair wages and humane hours and conditions, as well as the right to vote. In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City for their rights.
In 1911 more than one million women and men attended rallies worldwide for women’s rights, and this is generally considered the beginning of International Women’s Day. The United Nations designated 1975 as International Women’s Year, and has actively supported the event throughout the world.
I give pause, thinking about all the women who have come before me who have made it possible for me to live the life I live today. I am deeply grateful, and celebrate them as well as all the women who continue to work towards manifesting a vision of the world where everyone matters. Click here for more information on the history of International Women’s Day.
Of course with a worldwide event such as this, the greeting card industry has gotten involved, and Women’s Day cards abound. Anyone caring to honor the women who are important to them have plenty of options, both eCards and paper ones.
How about you? Are there women in your life you care to celebrate today? Why not send a handmade card to let them know of your gratitude, your love, and your support. Pour all that appreciation into a card you create for the women who inspire you the most.
Now go get stamping!
aka The Mad Stamper