January's Birthday Flowers are welcome bright beauties during the white months of winter. The carnation is the traditional flower of January. The Carnation means "flower of the gods" and "beautiful complextion". Carnations are very long lasting, saturated with color & sweetly scented. We love their textures and layers of petals. Carnations are available in many colors, including our new antique colors of soft lavenders and peony pinks. We've selected these bouquets for January birthdays.