When the time comes to celebrate another year of our lives, we feel as if time has gone by really fast. We may get feelings of both excitement and sadness. So, giving a bright and wonderfully scented bouquet of flowers to loved ones will alleviate any feelings of gloom and remind them that birthdays are truly a time to celebrate their life journey.

Buying Flowers and Delivery Options

Birthday flowers are a great gift alone but often they accompany something else. Depending on your finances, you can choose a single flower and a more expensive gift or a bouquet of flowers and a less expensive gift. However, flowers are a staple in celebrating one’s birthday and you should not overlook their importance.

You can choose a florist to deliver the flowers. More often than not florists offer same day delivery. A delivery fee may be incurred depending on your location and delivery terms. Flower shops, however, are closed on Sundays and public holidays except for Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. A delivery fee may apply depending on location and delivery times. If you really want to make a sincere impression, however, you should personally deliver your gift.

Birth Month Flowers and Their Interpretations

If you want to communicate a special meaning to the birthday flowers you choose, take a look at the list below to learn which flowers represent each month of the year. Whether you opt for a single flower, a bouquet or a different flower arrangement, using birth month flowers is a creative way to personalise your gift. Furthermore, birth month flowers can be used for a birthday party decoration.

  • The January birth flower is the carnation. Meaning “flower of the Gods” from Greek, the carnation has a wonderful rich smell. Red carnations stand for admiration, yellow ones for rejection, white ones mean friendship, and pink carnations symbolise romance.
  • The iris is the February birth flower. It grows all over the world, year round, both in water and on land. It means “rainbow” from Greek because it comes in a variety of colours such as purple, blue, white and yellow. The deep blue and purple are the most popular varieties however. They symbolise royalty whereas the yellow irises stand for passion.
  • The March birth flower is the daffodil. Cultivated all over the world, this flower reminds us of rays of sunshine coming out of the ground. The daffodil is known as the lent lily in England because it blossoms during lent. It promises rebirth and happiness. It means chivalry, regard, unrequited love.
  • The daisy is for those born in April. It comes in many colours and is associated with innocence, purity, modesty and joy. It captures the spirit of spring’s brightness and delight.
  • The lily is the birth flower of May. It is a symbol of purity, honour and majesty. The Greeks believed lilies came out of the milk of the queen of the gods Hera. Lily of the Valley was greatly revered in Victorian times and it represents strength and beauty.
  • Consider giving a rose if your loved one was born in June. There are over a hundred species of roses in existence with a great variety of colours as well. The Greeks referred to it as the flower of passion. Named after the Latin word rosa (red), roses symbolise love and passion. Flower meaning change however according to colour – purple – protection; burgundy – beauty; blue – mystery; etc.
  • Larkspur is the birth flower of July. It has pleasant fragrance and it comes in a variety of colours. In the past, its blue colour was used in the fight against witches. With its natural beauty, larkspur symbolises an open heart and a beautiful spirit.
  • The August birth flower is the gladiolus. Also known as the sword lily, this flower symbolizes strength of character. Because of its sword-shaped stems, the gladiolus is also considered the flower of the gladiators. It’s available in a variety of colours such as yellow, pink, white, orange and red.
  • Consider giving an aster to those born in September. Coming from the Greek word for “star”, this flower is a symbol of love and elegance. In ancient times, it was considered that burning aster leaves would chase away evil spirits.
  • Marigold is the birth flower of October. Its yellow to dark orange coloured petals are edible and often used as a spice. Marigolds can be a cure for bee stings. Early Christians called it Mary’s Gold and placed by statues of the Virgin Mary. Marigolds symbolise sacred love and grace.
  • The chrysanthemum is for those born in November. It is known as a symbol of the Sun in Chinese culture but also a symbol of death is some European countries where chrysanthemums are used for funerals. Coming from the Greek words “chrysos” and “anthos”, it is also called the “gold flower”. The chrysanthemum is the national flower of Japan. It signifies optimism, happiness and compassion.
  • The narcissus is the birth flower of December. Known as the Christmas flower, this flower comes in white, orange and yellow colours. The name comes from the Greek word for “to numb”. It symbolises peace, formality, self.

It’s not necessary to buy birthday flowers representing each months of the year but they are a helpful guideline in case you don’t know what exactly to get. If you know the person’s favourite flower, however, you should go with that option. Making someone special on their birthday is what really matters.

Giving Flowers as a Gift For Men

One wouldn’t think of flowers as a gift for men but in fact, research has shown that men would also enjoy receiving flowers. Whether for a husband, father, son or boyfriend, you can consider flowers as a gift for any of them. Flowers in bright reds, oranges, yellows or blues are most appropriate for men. Gerber daisies, carnations and roses are most suitable.

Birthday flowers are a great gift to mark someone’s special day. Celebrating someone’s life with a fresh and vibrant bouquet of flowers can brighten up their day.