January, it's the beginning of a new year and new resolutions, a month which for many of us signifies a fresh start. We're rested and happy to see the back of December and we're ready for new challenges.
For January borns, it's another reason to continue the celebrations a little while longer, and with the sun shining through the days, we can't see why not!
January's birth flower is the Carnation, native to the Mediterranean area, the carnation is a widely cultivated fringe-petaled flower, with a spicy fragrance. Their big, ruffled petals and variety of colours make them one of the most charming flowers around. Much like the flowers, those born in January are known for their playful and loving qualities. A lucky charm to those close to them, admired for their ability to demonstrate gratitude and affection.
Translated from Greek, carnation is often referred to as “flower of the gods.” It grew in the wild on the hillsides of Greece and is said to have been named by Greek botanist Theophrastus. The carnation’s history dates back to when it was used in garlands, art and decor in both ancient Greece and Roman times
While the meaning of carnations can change depending on the colour, generally they symbolise devotion, loyalty and love.
When gifted they symbolise admiration, devotion and love, making a wonderful gift for birthdays and the celebration of the festive season.
Flowers have always been a gentle substitute for words, conveying emotions, thoughts, and moods with floral beauty, so maybe it’s time to spoil yourself or someone you love with a special flower that lasts a lifetime.