What’s my birth flower?
Do you know what your birth month flowers are?
If I were to ask you what your birthstone – the gemstone assigned to the month you were born in – is, there’s a good chance you’d know it, or at least understand that there is such a thing. But you might be surprised to learn that every month also has birth flowers.
Where do birth month flowers originate from?
It is thought that birth month flowers originated in Roman times, when birthday celebrations first began. These early celebrations included decorating the altars of Roman gods with flowers, and giving flowers as birthday gifts.
The language of flowers
During the Victorian era the Language of Flowers evolved, as a way of conveying a hidden message to a lover without breaking the strict rules of etiquette surrounding displays of love or affection. Every type of flower has a meaning assigned to it, and this can be used to communicate a message, feeling or mood to the recipient. Basically, it’s a fun way to send a coded message!
If you’d like to find out more about the Language of Flowers, this article is a great place to start. You could also check out this video which covers some of the more popular flower varieties:
Fast forward to the present day, and we now have a choice of flowers with specific meanings for each month of the year.
Obviously this is just a bit of fun, but I think it’s really interesting to consider the meanings that have been allocated to specific flowers. You can also ponder over questions such as why the meaning was chosen, and whether you think the meaning suits the flower.
Birth month flowers as a birthday gift
Wondering what flowers to buy as a birthday gift? Choosing the recipient’s birth flowers is a great way to make it a more unusual and personal gift. The flowers in question will also be in season at the time, which should make them easy to find.
What are the birth flowers for each month?
This month-by-month list covers the birth flowers for every month of the year, plus their meanings. Just click on the relevant link to find out more.
Birth month flowers and their meanings
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