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Posted by Rose Hill Flowers on January 22, 2016 | Last Updated: March 16, 2022 carnations Flowers

Giving Carnations for January Birthdays

You are probably exhausted from all of the holiday stress. You’re probably also thanking your lucky stars because you don’t have to buy any gifts again for a while. Then the reality sets in. You forgot that you still have to buy birthday gifts for people whose birthday occurs in January. Luckily, you can count on Rose Hill Flowers to help you choose or customize the perfect flower arrangements using carnations, the birth flower for the month of January.

Carnations are native to places in Asia and Europe. We know that they existed as long ago as 1475 because they were mentioned in the title of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Botanists have identified 300 species and they’ve created many hundreds of hybrids from named species. Today, they are grown in many parts of the world, and gardeners grow them because of their delightful fragrance, their hardiness, and the ruffled petals. They are among the most popular flowers that are grown for cut flowers.

The earliest carnations were pink, and fittingly, the common name means “flesh-toned.” The flowers have a spicy scent, which is why they were referred to as Clove Pink or Gillyflower.

The carnation is a symbol of love, fascination, and distinction. The flower also represents admiration, beauty, divine love, gratitude, and pride. The colors are also connected with meanings. Red suggests passionate love. White is indicative of pure love, innocence or steadfastness. Purple connotes capriciousness and whimsicalness. Yellow sends a message of disdain or rejection. A striped carnation conveys remorse over unrequited love.

To help you with your January birthday gift list, we’ve come up with a few of our favorite arrangements. We think that they’d be even more spectacular if we added carnations or used them in place of other flowers.

For a colorful and lavish gift, we recommend Something Special. It has roses, lilies, and hydrangeas. We think it would be a perfect January birthday gift if you replace the lilies with carnations.

Winter can be very dreary, and the weather has been totally unpredictable. We think that this cheerful bouquet called Butterflies Delight will give a birthday person a taste of spring. The combination of different shades of purples and pink feels springy, happy and fun. Pink carnations are very classic.

Perhaps you know of someone who is pregnant, and the baby is due in January. “Baby’s First Wagon Bouquet” is the perfect gift to give a mother to welcome her new baby girl. The adorable wagon is filled with bright flowers, including daisies, carnations, and asters, just to name a few.

Don’t wait to get your January floral birthday gifts. Our design team will help you choose or customize an arrangement that conveys your heartfelt birthday greetings.