In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like cheerful, colorful flowers. Learn about the beautiful January birth flowers!
What Are the January Birth Flowers?
The traditional January birth flowers are the carnation and the snowdrop.
The charismatic carnation comes in several different colors, which convey different meanings, much like roses.
For example, a pink carnation can mean simple affection, while a dark red carnation means deeper love.
|Carnation Colors & Meanings|
|Dark Red||Deep Love|
|White||Innocence, Pure Love, Remembrance|
|Pink||Affection, A Mother’s Love|
|Striped (any color)||Regret|
According to Christian lore, pink carnations sprouted from the tears of the Virgin Mary as she wept for Jesus. Therefore, a pink carnation often symbolizes a mother’s unyielding love.
The solemn snowdrop used to be considered bad luck because it always seemed to grow in graveyards. Nowadays, this delicate flower—often one of the first to poke through the snow in late winter—signifies hope and beauty.