Originally created as a one-day event by Kappa Delta Sorority sisters in 1999, this little-known third-Sunday holiday became a monthly celebration in 2009. Today, it is recognized by 34 states.
Women are sociable people, sharing people, sensitive people. And whether our lives are going perfectly or not so much, we lean on other women to teach and learn, talk and listen, comfort and support. It doesn’t matter if you have dozens of true friends, only a few close ones, or just the women in your family. Those people don’t have to be there for us, but they choose to be. Not quite sure how to celebrate this occasion with the women in your life? Some ideas include:
Go out to dinner as a group.
Invite everyone over to your house for some board games.
Write a letter, a real one with pen and paper.
Get everybody together and go see a chick flick together (your boyfriend doesn’t really want to watch it anyway).
Find a local church or group that is hosting bingo and split whatever you all win.
Have a cookie swap or dinner exchange.
Get manicures / pedicures / massages together.
Play on the beach; assign different tasks to different women – sandwiches for one, Frisbees for another, drinks, snacks, sunblock, etc.
Volunteer together for something you all believe in.
At the very least, you could always send a free e-card at greeting-cards.com.