Sending flowers is a great way to help your friends and family members celebrate their birthdays; but did you know that depending on when their birthdays are, there’s a specific kind of flower that you should be sending? Just like each month has its own birthstone that represents the month, there are flowers that belong to each month, too.
Here’s a look into which flowers signify which birth months, and what those flowers mean.
That way, you can include a personalized, special note with a birthday wish to your friends and family on their special days with their birth month flower featured in the arrangement!
January birthdays are symbolized by carnations, which spark joy for anyone who receives them. Carnations are among the oldest flowers and have been mentioned in ancient Greek literature. Red carnations symbolize deep love, while lighter reds and pinks stand for admiration. Different colors may mean different things but pick out your loved ones’ favorite colors for their January birthday arrangement this year.
- Check out this cheery basket from Dallas House of Flowers.
February birth flowers are violets, which symbolize faithfulness, truth and affection. Violets have a scent that has been popular for years and will brighten your loved one’s home for the entire week of their birthday. The petals will stay fresh for 5-7 days, so send these pretty flowers a little early to bring some February birthday cheer.
- Try our Touch of Spring Bouquet.
Daffodils, also known as daffadowndilly, have many meanings, but is most well-known for the symbol of Spring, which represents hope. Cut daffodils are only available during some of the year, from November to April, so an arrangement of daffodils is an extra special birthday gift.
There are many kinds of daisies, so if your April birth month friend or family member likes a particular kind, send them a big bunch! Daisies will bring cheer and joy for a birthday celebration and can be paired with lots of other types of flowers to make a grand and exciting April arrangement.
Check out our Sunny Skies bouquet.
May: Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley has inspired many fragrances over the years and will be a welcome addition to anyone’s home for the week of their birthday. Lilies signify sweetness and virtue. Mix them with plenty of greenery and send through a special May birthday gift.
Roses are a symbol of love, but they are also the symbol for June birthdays. Roses symbolize passion, beauty and perfection, so share a bunch of rose with your loved ones on their birthday this year. Choose specific colors based on your loved ones’ favorite hue.
- Consider sending the Monticello Rose bouquet from Dallas House of Flowers.
Delphinuims are dolphin-shaped flowers, and they symbolize an open heart and “ardent attachment” according to TelaFlora.com. This unique and beautiful flower makes a truly special July birthday gift and will brighten up anyone’s home for the week of their birthday.
Gladiola are romantic flowers, which symbolize strength and moral integrity. Send an arrangement to your August birthdays this year and share their beauty and strength with your loved ones.
Aster has a lush texture, rich colors and a beauty that’s reminiscent of wildflowers. In ancient times, aster leaves were thought to drive away evil spirits when burned. Send an arrangement of aster and other flowers to your loved one in September and give the gift of a little taste of Spring during the fall.
- Our Stunning Beauty bouquet features aster.
What’s more fitting for an October birth flower than the autumnal marigold? Marigolds are beautiful, brilliant and colorful, and symbolize affection and grace. Send an arrangement of marigolds to your loved ones on their October birthday, and get the autumn season started with some gorgeous marigold hues.
Chrysanthemums symbolize the sun and nobility; the Japanese consider this noble flower a representation of perfection, so send a symbol of perfect birthday love to your November birthdays. Chrysanthemums mix well with plenty of other types of flower; if you’re not sure what to choose, ask your florist for recommendations!
Of course, the December birth flower is a poinsettia, also known as the Christmas flower. Poinsettias symbolize good cheer, merriment, and joyful celebrations, fitting for holiday or birthday celebrations.