Women's Day is March 8There are some amazingly influential women throughout history and today – from business to politics to athletics to philanthropy to celebrity. Just take a look at Forbes’ picks for the world’s most powerful women. And then there are the amazing women we interact with on a daily basis. The teachers who dedicate their time and talents to our kids. The women who spend countless hours helping at school and in the community. The friends who are there for us when we need them, whether for a good laugh or a good cry. The women who work hard at their jobs, whether in the office or at home, and still take care of themselves, their families and friends. The list goes on and on! 

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, it gives us an opportunity to show appreciation to those female heroes in our lives. Held annually on March 8, Women’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the achievements of women from around the world. With efforts dating back as early as 1908, the occasion is observed today in more than two dozen countries. Women’s Day has gained traction in the U.S. in recent years, with 2012 noting 263 events to inspire women.

Do you know a woman — mom, sister, daughter, friend, spouse, co-worker — who deserves to be celebrated? Honor, respect and love translate so beautifully with flowers. In fact, research shows that flowers create instant delight and increase happiness and life satisfaction, so they are the perfect gift to make her smile. Whether sending across the miles or next door, your florist is ready to help with customized ideas for floral designs that are as unique as her. Your gesture will not soon be forgotten.

What ideas do you have for celebrating Women’s Day?