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Birth Flowers and Stones

I've been thinking of something I could post here that would be both useful and informative for the start of this year. While I'm not a fan of astrological limitations of what a person should be, based on when he/she happened to be born, I quite like the idea of jewellery (who doesn't, right). Flowers don't hurt either.

I've made a list of birth stones and flowers which make traditional gifts for friends and family (especially women) related to the month in which they were born. Make a note of these for when you're shopping for presents for the rest of the year.

January

Stone - Garnet
Flower - Carnation or Snowdrop 

February
  Stone - Amethyst
 Flower – Violet or Primrose
March

 Stone - Aquamarine 
Flower - Daffodil



April

Stone - Diamonds
Flower – Sweet pea or Daisy
May
    Stone - Emerald
The Lily of the Valley
June
Stone - Pearl
Flower – the Rose
July
Stone - Ruby
Flower – the Water Lily
August
Stone - Peridot
Flower - the Gladiolus or Poppy
September
Stone - Sapphire
Flower – the Aster or Morning Glory
October
Stone - Opal
Flower – the Calendula (Marigold)
November
Stone – Topaz
Flower – the Chrysanthemum
December
Stone – Turquoise
Flower – the Narcissus

So this year there is no excuse for not getting the right presents. Hope your recipients appreciate your generosity. Happy New Year!

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9 comments:

Loree said...

I suppose the April babies have it the best with their gemstone. LOL. Wishing you and your family all the very best during 2011. Thanks for your continuous support. I am sharing your post on FB. That way the guys will have no excuse about not knowing what to get for their woman ;)

Medeia Sharif said...

I love my flower the narcissus.

Happy New Year!

Glynis said...

The Calendula is coming out in Cyprus. Opal is my stone. :)

Happy New Year!

***Icy BC said...

I'm an August baby, and Poppy is my flower, yah..

Happy New Year Anne!

myletterstoemily said...

well, thank you very much! my daughter
has a 21st february birthday coming up,
and we were going to give her a diamond
necklace. now, though, i am considering
an amethyst one!

DoanLegacy said...

I'm always curious about this, and thank you for providing the links!

myletterstoemily said...

hi anne!

follow up to your questions about point
#3:

if parents ask their little ones to do things,
like pick up their toys, but don't make sure
that they DO it, the kids learn to not listen.

i loved your idea about expecting more of
your teenager instead of anticipating bad
behavior or rebellion.

you must be a great mom!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I'm not picky. I would appreciate any of the flowers. :-)

Blogger Broadcast said...

Very pretty flowers! It's really refreshing to see on this dreary rainy day.

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