Birth Flower for January
According to the language of flowers, also known as floriography, birth flowers are flowers which have been designated to different months of the year.
Like birthstones, a birth flower is a particular flower that directly correlates with the month that an individual is born in.
The month of January has two birth flowers - snowdrop and carnation.
January Birthflower - Snowdrop
One of the birthflowers of January is the snowdrop. While snowdrops are not as widely recognised as the carnation, they are captivatingly white and elegant.
Snowdrops typically bloom during winter and early spring, symbolising hope and rebirth. This stems from the story in the Garden of Eden, where God sent snow after casting Eve from the Garden.
As the Earth was cold and bare, an angel breathed upon a snowflake, creating a snowdrop flower. As these snowdrops only bloom in white, they also symbolise purity — like other white flowers. Their petals are oblong and bent on the stem, giving off a mild scent.
Carnation - Birth Flower January
The other birthflower of January is the carnation. Carnations are typically found in the Mediterranean area and give off a “spicy” fragrance.
This flower is also used in the flower industry as part of bouquets. These carnations come in various colours, including red, purple and white. Their bright colours symbolise admiration and distinction. They are a flower often used in Mothers Day gift bouquets.
Birth Flower of January Gift Ideas
Birth flowers can make for a special gift for a loved one, especially if they are fond of flowers. If you are searching for a January gift for a loved one, why not delight them with a birth flower necklace?
Our Birthflower and Birthstone Jewellery Collection consists of 12 different flower necklaces all paired with their matching birthstone. Each petal pendant has been made using an actual flower, before being cast in silver. January’s birth flower necklace features a snowdrop petal pendant, complete with lovely touchable textures.
If you know someone who is born in the month of January, or they love snowdrops, a flower gift can be a perfect way to let them know that you are thinking of them.
Birth Flower Chart - Birth Flower by Month
Click on the months below to read more about birthflowers.
|Month||Flower Meaning and Symbolism|
|January Birthflower||The carnation symbolises love and affection. The snow drop means hope, innocence and purity.|
|February Birthflower||Primrose mean young love and vitality. Violets symbolise loyalty and faithfulness.|
|March Birthflower||The daffodil (also the jonquil) symbolises happiness, friendships and new beginnings.|
|April Birthflower||A daisy symbolises purity, innocence and true love. Sweet Pea's mean blissful pleasure|
|May Birthflower||The Lily-of-the-valley symbolises humility and sweetness. The hawthorn flower is a sign of hope and happiness.|
|June Birthflower||The rose means passion and love. Honeysuckle symbolises everlasting love.|
|July Birthflower||Larkspur symbolises an open heart and positivity. The lotus/water lily is deeply spiritual and stands for purity and patience.|
|August Birthflower||Gladiolus symbolises strength of character. The poppy means pleasure and success.|
|September Birthflower||The Aster has a meaning of wisdom, faith and powerful love.|
|October Birthflower||The marigold is associated with creativity and passion. Marigolds can also symbolise grief and despair over losing a loved one. Cosmos mean peace and harmony.|
|November Birthflower||The chrysanthemum stands for love and loyalty.|
|December Birthflower||Narcissus symbolise hope and wealth. Holly represents happiness & protection.|