You all probably know what your birth stone is, but did you know that birth month flowers are a thing? Before Made by Mary (MBM) released their line of birth flower necklaces, we had no idea! These necklaces come in silver, gold, and rose gold and can even be layered. Being the floral lovers that we are, we adore the illustrated flowers on the dainty necklaces. Check out each necklace by month + click on the necklace of your choice to purchase!
January’s flower is the Carnation which symbolizes self-love. Fun fact: the Carnation also represents 1st wedding anniversaries (so boys if you’re looking for a good gift - there you have it…you’re welcome). The Carnation is a classic flower often used as a filler flower in arrangements and worn on special occasions like Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day.
The flower for February is the Violet which means true love. Violets are often represented in poetry and are a sign of true love + everlasting affection. Their short vase life (from two to three days) makes them unviable for a commercial product, so you’ll just have to enjoy them in your garden.
The Cherry Blossom is the March birth flower that represents gratitude. Cherry Blossoms are a symbolic flower of spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life and are huge part of Japanese culture. With a fleeting life span, you have a small window to catch these flowers in bloom — but with this necklace, you get Cherry Blossoms year-round.
A classic flower, the Daisy represents purity and the month of April. Dasies are the flower of fresh starts — perfect for anyone taking on a new adventure! Did you know there are actually 43 different types of daisies?? Many look much different than what you probably think of right off the bat. You can see a complete breakdown here of the different types, and some even appear later on down this list, so keep reading!
The beautiful Lily of the Valley represents the month of May and means happiness. The name of this flower means “return to happiness” and represents all the little things in life that bring us joy.
The always popular Rose is the flower of June and represents balance. With its delicate flowers and rigid thorns, it is the perfect flower to represent the balance of life — challenging times make us appreciate sweeter moments of life even more.
The Lotus represents personal growth and is the flower of July. Even with its roots deep in muddy pond water, the Lotus grows into a beautiful flower. The Lotus represents different things to different cultures, but across the board, personal growth is something that knows no barriers.
The flower of August is the Poppy. Poppies represent celebrating your dreams. They are an emblem of all the hopes and desires you hope to become, achieve, and create in life. So keep on dreaming August babies!
The flower of September is the Peony which symbolizes faith. Peonies are unique in that a single plant will bloom year after year for over 100 years. Every year you can trust these beauties will come back in full bloom. They are good to have in a wedding bouquet not only because they’re beautiful, but also because they are regarded as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
The Marigold flower is a symbol for reminisce and is the birth flower of October. A plant of the Daisy family, the Marigold flower comes in shades of yellow, orange, and copper-brown. The Marigold flower is a symbol of remembering the dead. Taking Marigold flowers to graves of loved ones is a usual practice and it is done in many cultures around the world, especially for Dia de los Muertos.
A flower meaning optimism, the Chrysanthemum represents the month of November and is nick-named “Mum”. These flowers are the latest bloomers of the year! The Chrysanthemum brings us the message that even the beginning of winter can have joy and beauty.
A Christmas floral, the Holly represents the month of December and means strength. It can grow in the hardest environment and represents the love and dedication to the things that mean the most to you. This plant is symbolic for Christian culture, representing the thorn crown on Jesus.