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honor achievements with flowers on international women's day march 8

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is a contemporary way for us to honor the milestones of the favorite women in our lives.

It also pays homage to the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world.

According to a recent survey, in the past year, more than 40 percent of U.S. women have achieved a personal milestone, such as:

  • Having a child;
  • Buying a new home;
  • Getting a promotion;
  • Celebrating a birthday or anniversary;
  • Achieving a personal goal.

celebrate milestone achievements of the women in your life with flowers.

As the favorite women in your life celebrate accomplishments of all sizes, consider that flowers are the one gift that Rutgers University research says makes people truly smile.

And, on March 8, whether out of respect, appreciation, or love - keep these flower-giving tips in mind.

talk to your florist.

Professional florists are expert in helping you express your feelings through flowers, so consult with your local florist to send the right arrangement to make a memorable impact on the women in your life.

Let the florist know if you or the recipient have a preference for specific flowers or colors, and be open to creative suggestions you may not have thought of.

consider her achievement in light of international women's day march 8.

While you may not know exactly what you want, think about whether the occasion or accomplishment warrant a formal arrangement or a more casual, whimsical style. 

Is she likely to prefer traditional flowers and arrangements, or more trendy designs?

describe her personality.

Convey her favorite hobbies, colors, and other personal details to the florist so that he or she can match the floral arrangement with the recipient's tastes.

detail for the florist where you envision the arrangement will be placed.

Your florist can create an arrangement that complements the style and colors of a home, office, or other space.

This information can also help your florist determine the appropriate size of the arrangement and may influence the best type of flowers to celebrate the accomplishment.

Explore more ideas to make your floral gifts special at

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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.