Birth Flower for January
According to the language of flowers, or floriography, each month of the year has its own symbolic flower.
Like birthstones, birth flowers are particular blooms that represent birth months.
The month of January has two birth flowers - snowdrop and carnation.
January Birthflower - Snowdrop
One of the birth flowers of January is the snowdrop. While snowdrops may be the less recognizable of the month’s two birth flowers, that doesn’t take away from how gorgeous they are!
Snowdrops are elegant white flowers that typically bloom during winter and early spring. They symbolise hope and rebirth. This meaning comes from the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, where God sends down snow after casting Eve away from the garden.
Since the earth was cold and bare, an angel breathed on a snowflake and created a beautiful; snowdrop flower. As these snowdrops bloom in pure white, they also represent purity. Their delicate petals are long, thin, and bent slightly like a droplet.
Carnation - Birth Flower January
The other birth flower of January is the carnation. Carnations are typically found in the Mediterranean and are known to have a “spicy” fragrance.
Carnations are often used as part of bouquets because they provide a pop of colour. These blooms appear in many hues, including red, purple, and white. No matter the colour, carnations symbolise admiration and distinction. A good option for a Mother’s Day bouquet!
Birth Flower of January Gift Ideas
Birth flowers make for a meaningful gift for a loved one. If you are searching for a gift for a loved one born in January, make their day with a birth flower necklace!
Our Birth Flower 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, that is then cast in silver. January’s birth flower necklace features a textured snowdrop petal pendant, paired with a garnet birthstone charm- January's birthstone.
A flower necklace is a great way to show someone born in January or who loves snowdrops that they are on your mind and in your heart!
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.|