Flowers have always been the most beautiful way of communicating and showing your love towards others. Floriography, the language of the flowers, was quite popular between the 18th and 19th centuries. Even though we have much easier and simpler ways to communicate in the modern world, flowers have still not lost their charm. When it comes to birthdays, then just as we have birthstones for every month there are flowers specific to each month too. All birth flowers contain their significant value as birthday gifts and are sure to turn the recipient’s day into a special one.
January has carnation and snowdrops as its traditional birth flowers. Below are the details about their types and symbolism for this month:
Carnation is a flower having fringed petals and is specific to the Mediterranean area. It found its place all over the world within a short period due to its availability in around 50 varieties.
Symbol of Mother’s Love:
According to a popular Christian belief, Mary’s tears made the pink carnation grow on Earth as she wept for Jesus. Since then, the pink carnation has been considered an emblem of mother’s unmatchable love. Its red and white types are also associated with deep love, remembrance, affection and purity of emotions.
Types Of Carnation:
Carnations are mainly available in border or garden carnation groups or perpetual flowering carnation types. However, some spray and miniature varieties are grown too for florists.
These lovely flowers emerge around the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Sometimes even at the time when the ground is still covered with snow. This flower is native to European areas but not the UK. The extract of snowdrop was brought into use by ancient Greeks for its mind-altering effectiveness. It is believed to have been used by midwives and monks for several ailments.
Symbol Of Hope:
Snowdrop’s name has been derived from the Greek words meaning milk and flower which specifies its white appearance. This flower is used both for celebration and sympathy. During times of happiness and joy, it gives the feeling of hope and optimism and following a misfortune or death, it symbolizes the feeling of compassion. It has also been associated with innocence due to its white colour. One Christian belief related to this flower is that angels turned snowflakes into snowdrops and presented them to Adam and Eve after they were banished from the heavens to show hope.
Types And Varieties:
Snowdrops are very simple to grow that is why they are easily grown at home and are available in around 44 varieties. Belonging to the daffodils family, their outer segments respond to the changes in temperature and have the ability to resurrect them.
If you are willing to show affection to your loved ones through personalized gifts then you can visit our website for a wide variety of birth flowers to choose from. They are sure to mark a special place in your loved one’s heart by depicting your emotions most appropriately.