What's Your Birth Flower? A Guide to Birthday Blooms
22. February. 2023
Did you know that each month of the year has a special flower associated with it?
It’s a special tradition to give flowers on someone’s birthday, but did you know that there are birth flowers associated with each month of the year? This guide will teach you about the meaning behind your birth flower and and make meaningful connections to those around you.
Why not choose your family’s birthday flowers and use them to create a small bouquet? This will be a meaningful gift that will show off your home.
January - Snowdrop
Snowdrops are the birth flowers of those born in January and symbolize hope, love, and comfort. A sign of resilience, they’re said to remind us that even in the darkest of times, life will still continue and bring beauty into our lives. Some also believe that snowdrops represent eternity because they create a bridge between December, winter and springtime when life begins again.
February - Violet
Those born in February are represented by the violet flower. Often associated with faithfulness and humility, violets signify love, innocence and virtue. It also has a special connection to the Virgin Mary and represents modesty, so it’s a lovely choice for a birthday flower. Give someone you love a thoughtful bouquet of violets for their February birthday for an extra-special surprise.
March - Daffodil
Daffodils represent the joy of spring and symbolize new beginnings and rebirth. An ancient design of the daffodil flower includes 10 petals, each representing a different message of hope. Daffodils are associated with renewal and growth as these popular blooms are often among the first to bloom in the springtime and honor those whose birthdays fall in this month.
April - Daisy
Cherished for its beauty, the daisy signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity. It’s commonly given as a symbol of hope and joy. For centuries, daisies have also been associated with rejuvenation, making it an essential part of April birth month celebrations.
May -Lily of the Valley
For May birthdays, the lily of the valley is often associated with sweet innocence and humility. This delicate flower has long been a symbol of luck and good fortune in many cultures, so giving it to those celebrating a birthday in May is certainly an appropriate gesture. If you’re looking to express your adoration or admiration for that special someone born in May, lily of the valley might be just the right gift.
June - Rose
The rose is a popular flower given to express love and passion, but it’s also the official June birth flower. It has long been associated with joy and beauty, as well as symbolizing secret love and admiration. With striking colors including deep red, soft pink, or traditional yellow, roses are a timeless favorite that everyone can enjoy.
The brilliant blooms of the larkspur make it the bright and cheerful July birth flower. This vibrant flower comes in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white and is often used to express an open heart and deep love. As a result, larkspur is the perfect way to commemorate July birthday celebrations.
August - Poppy
As the August birth flower, the bright and beautiful poppy embodies grace, peace, pleasure, and success in life. Its color is often connected to different emotions – red poppies expressing love and passion while pink poppies symbolize fantasy and creativity. Gift someone a bouquet of poppies for their August birthday to show your appreciation for them.
September - Aster
Asters, the September flower, express love, patience, daintiness and elegance. These small flowers depict strong spiritual faith and traditionally symbolize powerful memories of a loved one. They often come in shades of blue, lavender and white as they’re native to that part of the world. Gift someone a bouquet of asters for their September birthday to show your admiration for them.
October - Cosmos
The October birth flower is the Cosmos, which symbolizes love, peace, and innocence. Its sweeping petals serve as a reminder of the joy of life’s simple blessings, while its bright colors evoke calmness and beauty. This flower connects us to our inner light in times of darkness and teaches us how to stay optimistic even through difficult times.
November - Chrysanthemum/ Peony
Chrysanthemums and Peonies are two of the most popular birth flowers for the month of November. Chrysanthemums’ yellow color symbolizes optimism, joy, and energy which is encouraging for people born in this month. On the other hand, Peonies with its red or pink petals signify love, respect, honor and romance. Together, Chrysanthemum and Peony remind us to stay hopeful, open to love and keep striving forward.
December: Narcissus/ Holly
Narcissus and Holly are the birth flowers for December. These two distinct but equally charming plants each convey a unique message. Narcissus is associated with narcissism and pride, symbolizing rebirth and renewal. Meanwhile, Holly has it’s own meaning as it is used to ward off negative energies as well as attract luck, protection and joy. Together, these powerful symbols remind us to stay proud of our achievements while being careful not to take ourselves too seriously.
Celebrate with a Bouquet of Birth Flowers
Celebrate your birthday or any special occasion with a bouquet of birth flowers. Pick out the brightest and most colourful specimens you can find then arrange them in a beautiful display to be appreciated. As each bloom is uncovered, take the time to appreciate the meaning behind it and reflect on how those qualities have contributed to making you who you are today. By incorporating birth flowers into your decorations, you will create a meaningful atmosphere that will last long after your special day has ended.
It’s a good idea to choose your family’s birthday flowers and use them to create a small bouquet. It will be a meaningful gift that will make your home stand out.