During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Garnet, and also flowers - the first traditions and origins of the January Birth Flower.
The Language of Flowers
The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Carnation. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.
The Meaning of the January Birth Flower, the Carnation
The meaning of the Birth Flower, the Carnation is love, fascination, and distinction.
The Hidden message of January Birth Flower, the Carnation
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Carnation, so favored during the Victorian era varied according to color:
- Color Red - My Heart Aches For You
- Color Pink - I'll Never Forget You
- Color Yellow - You Have Disappointed Me
A striped carnation conveyed the secret message - I Wish I Could Be With You
Colors of the Carnation
The colors of the January Flower, the Carnation, include the following:
Birth Month Flowers - Gifts for Special Occasions
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Carnation, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give January Birth Flower, including the Carnation, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the January Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the January Birth Flower, the Carnation are as follows:
- Month of January Flowers, the Carnation or Snowdrop, to celebrate New Year's Day, Epiphany (12 days after Christmas), Martin Luther King's birthday on the third Monday in January and even Golf Day on January 17