International Womens Day: A Postcard to My Younger Self

International Womens Day: A Postcard to My Younger Self

International Women’s Day falls on the 8th of March each year and has been celebrated across the world since the 1900’s. Originally, it was created to provide a platform for women to campaign for equality and women’s rights. Over time, it has evolved and now each March, thousands of women celebrate this day, recognising the progress that has been made and inspiring one another. Here at Merci Maman, we like to think of everyday as Women’s Day, but the actual International Women’s Day couldn’t be a bigger celebration. We champion and uplift the women we know, raise and work with on a daily basis, and are constantly in awe and sheer admiration of the female force behind our brand.

A Postcard to My Younger Self

International Women’s Day is a time for celebration, but also one for reflection. This year, we asked our 95% female workforce to reflect on their own journeys as women, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends and as professionals. This gave the team the opportunity to reflect on their past, present & futures and discuss the advice they would offer to their younger selves, if they had the chance. As you read these, take a moment to reflect on what advice you’d give your younger self and don’t forget to share this with us over on our social media.


'Enjoy the little things.'


'Even though you may not always believe it, mum does know best!'


'Love yourself and don’t take life too seriously!'


'Remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you feel, and smarter than you think.'


'Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract your goals.'


'Everything is meant to happen, even the tough parts.'


'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.'


'Always remember – life’s a beach!'


'Trust yourself, you are able to do much more than you might think.'


'Follow your intuition, it never lies…'


'Dream big...'


'Trust yourself, believe in your dreams!'

International womens day engraving inspiration

To help you celebrate International Women’s Day, why not choose a new, personalised piece? Our jewellery is hand-engraved with the words of your choice in our traditional French cursive font, creating a piece as unique as you are. Why not get inventive and choose a motivational or empowering message, for you, your sister, mother, friend, daughter, or any inspiring woman in your life to help celebrate with milestone day? Keep reading to discover some International Women’s Day engraving inspiration…

- The name of an inspiring woman in your life. This could be your mum, your best friend or even your little one.

- ‘Raising the future’

- ‘She believed she could, so she did’

- ‘Like mother like daughter’

To shop all Merci Maman pieces and to support a business run by women, for women, check out our website. We hope these pieces of advice have inspired you in some way. If you are keen to read more about International Women’s Day, more information can be found on their website.