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Gifts Filled with the January Birth Flower: The Carnation

The January birth flower, the carnation, often gets a bad reputation. However, these classic blooms are one of the most versatile and charming flowers in the bunch. Not only do carnations have a simple appearance that fits in with all types of arrangements, but they also last much longer than other flowers.

Carnations have a history that dates all the way back to ancient times, where the blooms were used in art and decor in the empires of Rome and Greece. In fact, the flower’s scientific name, Dianthus caryphyllus, translates to “flower of the gods” in Greek. Today, carnations hold plenty of meanings, which vary based on the flowers’ colors. For instance, red carnations symbolize admiration, white carnations represent purity and luck and pink carnations stand for gratitude.

No matter what color carnation you prefer, these flowers make for a gorgeous gift for January birthdays. You might decide to buy an arrangement of carnations alone or might¬†prefer to provide a variety of flowers, with carnations as one of the focal blooms. Below, we’ve included some of bouquets that showcase the January birth flower:

Teleflora’s Desert Sunrise Bouquet

This flower arrangement incorporates a mix of peach and white flowers with a textured, trendy succulent. Peach miniature carnations, peach roses, white Asiatic lilies and white stock are delicately balanced with pitta negra, dusty miller and a green echeveria succulent, which serves as a bold statement piece. Send these January birthday flowers to a recipient who would love this chic, rustic decoration in their home.

Succulents with peach roses, white lilies, and more in a bamboo container in girl's hands

Teleflora’s Whisper Soft Bouquet

If you know someone with a January birthday who can’t seem to get enough of the color pink, look no further than this breathtaking arrangement. Pink carnations, pink alstroemeria, white miniature carnations, dusty miller, huckleberry, leatherleaf fern and lemon leaf create a delicate, feminine arrangement that will provide a necessary pop of color amidst the dark tones of winter.

Pink and white carnations surrounded by dusty miller and greenery in a clear vase in girls hands

Your Sweet Smile by Teleflora

With snow-white, green, and yellow hues, this arrangement makes for a thoughtful gift for any recipient. White roses, yellow spray roses, and green carnations pair beautifully in a glass cylinder vase adding the perfect pop of color and serentiy to any room in the new year! It’s sure to make everyone that sees in smile.

White roses, yellow spray roses, and green carnations fill a glass cylinder vase sitting on table with candle.

Teleflora’s Garden of Dreams Bouquet

If you can’t decide on one color scheme, consider gifting the Garden of Dreams arrangement, which features blooms of lavender, white and blue. Miniature white carnations, lavender roses, white Asiatic lilies, lavender alstroemeria, blue delphinium and white waxflower provide a variety of colors that will dazzle the recipient of this birthday gift. As the name suggests, it will be the present of their dreams.

White lilies, purple roses, white mums, and more fill a silver vase sitting next to a picture

Fashionista Blooms

With a chic mix of pink, green and yellow, this stunning decoration will have your loved one dreaming of spring flowers. Yellow carnations, mini pink gerberas, green hydrangea, yellow and pink roses and green button mums provide a stunning all-around orientation. Arranged in a clear vase that is trimmed with taffeta ribbon and raffia, this feminine bouquet is perfect for the fashionista in your life.

Yellow roses, pink gerbera, green mums and carnations close up

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