Candles for Mom…

8th of March is the International Women’s Day. Initially the holiday was a blend of cultures from many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor. It became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In Albania, this day is celebrated like Mother’s Day, where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

My brother and I every year used to bring yellow mimosas for our dear mother. One year, I do remember that I bought for her a colander. It was a yellow color. When I gave it to my mom as a gift she could not stop laughing about it. What I was thinking when I bought it? Mimosa, yellow, colander- did I place them under same category. I laugh at myself about that even now. I think she still has it and every time I see her (which is not as frequent as I wish I could) she always reminds me of that day.

If you have a same kind of story, share it with us. For those that celebrate this day, tell us how special this day is for you. I know that March 8th is not celebrated in the U.S as the women’s day, but you can share your story, how special was it, giving a small gift to your mother. What was it?

Candles for mom. Beautiful vintage teacups and a plate.

Candles for mom. Beautiful vintage teacups and a plate.


These set of candles, I dedicate to my/our mother(s) that worked and work so hard and never stop thinking on us even as we grow older.

Love you mom.