Everyone is familiar with birthstones, and many people may cherish a piece of jewelry featuring their own birthstone. But how many people know the flower of their birth month? Here is a complete guide for you. Your florist Las Vegas can help you put together a lovely birth month bouquet for your next birthday gift.
January: Carnation and Snowdrop
Carnations are flexible and all-purpose flowers with many colors taking on different meanings. Besides being a January birth flower, red carnations signify love while pink shows undying affection. White flowers suggest good luck, and yellow symbolizes friendship. During the flower’s 2,000-year history, many beautiful meanings have evolved.
Although snowdrops used to have a negative connotation related to funerals and graveyards, this January flower now signifies beauty and hope for all those born in the first month of the year. This lovely flower, which appears to be bowing down, has many legends associated with it.
February: Violet and Primrose.
For those born in February, they are graced with the violet for loyalty and faithfulness. Perhaps violets would be the perfect gift for someone who also illustrates these personal qualities. Many legends tie the violet to innocence, abundance and true love, and the violet symbolizes deep spirituality in Christianity and appears often in early spiritual art.
Colorful perennials from Europe, primroses signify the utmost of importance of the individual. This flower is one of the first to bloom in the spring, making it the perfect February birth flower.
March: Daffodil and Jonquil
The daffodil sometimes means unequaled love as well as death and rebirth. As one of the first flowers of spring, the daffodil is a natural choice for a March birth flower. Jonquils are a specific group of daffodils. They are also known as the “Lent Lily.” Some stories connect the flower with future prosperity, including the belief in Wales that the first daffodil sighting of spring brings good luck and that a forced bloom during the Chinese New Year will bring good fortune. Giving a bunch of daffodils can mean that you hope for happiness for the recipient. Talk with your florist Henderson for more details.
April: Daisy and Sweet Pea
Besides being the April birth flower, the daisy symbolizes innocence, purity and loyal love. According to a Celtic legend, God sent daisies when an infant died to cheer the parents. In Norse mythology, the daisy represented childbirth and motherhood, making it a great birthday gift for mothers born in April.
Sweet peas can represent blissful pleasure and was derived from the Greek word lathyros that means pea and the Latin word odoratus that means fragrant. Poet John Keats was thought to be the first to call the flower a sweetpea, which is known in England as the queen of annuals.
May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
As a May birth flower, the lily of the valley represents a return to happiness, sweetness, and humility. Usually blooming in May, this flower is native to wooded areas of Asia, Europe, and North America.
The hawthorn plant, on the other hand, symbolizes hope and supreme happiness. Giving hawthorn as a birthday gift shows that you want the recipient to have only the best. According to the Celtic traditions, the hawthorn symbolizes balance and duality. It is also named the fairy tree, related to the belief that the tree was the guardian of fairies.
June: Rose and Honeysuckle
Roses have many shades and meanings including love, happiness, and purity. By selecting the right color of a bouquet of roses, you can convey messages of gratitude, new beginnings, and friendship. Red roses are wonderful birthday gifts for spouses, pink roses make lovely gifts for someone you admire, and white roses are wonderful for someone starting a new adventure.
Representing everlasting love, the honeysuckle can make a great gift for a spouse who loves gardening and has a June birthday. Honeysuckle vines attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the yard, reminding owners of you and your generosity for months to come.
July: Larkspur and Water Lily
Larkspur signifies an open heart and a happy-go-lucky nature. If you have friends and family who have July birthdays and also a sweet disposition, a pure heart or a desire for laughter, a bouquet of larkspur might be the perfect gift. This flower has legends from Greek and Native American lore.
The water lily symbolizes rebirth, optimism, and purity. The symbolism of the lily comes from many different cultures around the world and play a role in various ceremonies. If you have a particularly optimistic friend or relative, an arrangement of water lilies can make the perfect birthday gift.
August: Gladiolus and Poppy
The gladiolus is also known as a sword lily and symbolizes integrity, remembrance, and calmness. These birth flowers Las Vegas can represent love as well. Gladioli have traditionally been known as the flower of the gladiators, hence their association with a fighting spirit. Friends or family who exhibit strength of character and faithfulness would be a great recipient of gladiolus flowers.
Poppies, on the other hand, show pleasure, wealth and success. Although ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian societies tie poppies to sleep, they would be an appropriate birthday gift for those who have a lively imagination, a war veteran, or someone particularly extravagant.
September: Aster and Morning Glory
As a birth flower, aster means powerful love and morning glory symbolizes affection, both lovely messages for a birthday gift. With their beauty and unique texture, asters are often known as enchanted and make an appropriate gift for a patient friend. Morning glory flowers can also represent undying love, making them great gifts for spouses.
October: Marigold and Cosmos
Although marigolds traditionally symbolized grief, they also represent hope and prosperity in regards to the afterlife. Since these flowers are open in sunlight, they can represent creativity and make a nice gift for your creative friend.
As a birth flower, cosmos symbolizes peace and serenity. Derived from the Greek word, Cosmos means orderly, beautiful, and ornamental. It would make a pleasant gift for a peaceful, modest family member born in October.
Chrysanthemum symbolizes youth and longevity as well as love, purity, and innocence. Imitate the Victorians who used these flowers to show friendship or the Buddhists who offered chrysanthemum for their Yang energy. In China, the chrysanthemum symbolizes long life while Australian celebrate mothers with this flower.
December: Narcissus and the Holly
Narcissus flowers symbolize rebirth and new beginnings. They make a nice birthday gift for those people in your life who are particularly inspiring or help provide clarity in your life. They represent future prosperity and wealth as well, which make wonderful birthday wishes to boot.
Holly represents eternal life. Some superstitious beliefs include hoping that Holly would protect homes from lighting, thunder, evil and witchcraft. In West England, there were similar beliefs that Holly kept goblins away from children, and in some parts of the world, an abundance of holly berries meant a long, hard winter. They make lovely birthday gifts for those born in December.
When it’s time to pick up that next birthday gift for a friend, relative, colleague or neighbor, consider buying a bouquet of birthday flowers that represent your loved one’s birth month. It will be a unique and memorable present for their special day.