The Months Of A Year And The Beauty Of Each Season
As time passes, we find that each month presents us with new delights, celebrations, and moments for reflection and appreciation.
The seasons of our lives are shared with those who are dear to our heart, and each new day brings us opportunities to renew relationships that we treasure.
From family members to friends of old, each month provides new ways to stay in touch with those we value most.
While some months bring with them greater anticipation and excitement than others, each month holds it’s own unique allure and provides many opportunities for cherishing and celebrating love and friendship.
Each month brings a new opportunity to reflect upon memories of family and friends as well as to create new ones. Take full advantage of each new day to cherish those who matter most in your life.
This Month ~ January
January is bursting with the excitement of innovation and novelty, with the pledge of new beginnings. It is a time for recommitment's and restoring lost relationships, and is also National Letter Writing month. Though quickly becoming a lost practice, receiving a letter from a dear friend helps us hold close those whom we care about. January is the perfect month for restoring friendships through letter writing.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Garnet
Modern Birthstone ~ Garnet
Mystical Birthstone ~ Emerald
Carnation or Snowdrop
This Month February
February celebrates romantic love and fervor combined with being National Friendship month. Continue implementing the art of letter writing from January into February. February also serves as Bake for Family Fun month, and is the perfect opportunity for gathering with friends and family members and sharing precious moments together through baking.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Amethyst
Modern Birthstone ~ Amethyst
Mystical Birthstone ~ Bloodstone
Violet or Primrose
Valentines Food Gift
Use food to make a Valentines gift that will impress, ideas for breakfast food, appetizers, elegant entrees, and decadent desserts
This Month ~ March
March celebrates Women’s History, is National Feminine Empowerment Month and is also Gardening Books Month. Show the women in your life how important they are to you by sharing your favorite book on gardening or even a book that features friendship, floral, and poetry.
Barbie's Birthday ~ March 9, 1959
Traditional Birthstone ~ Bloodstone
Modern Birthstone ~ Aquamarine
Mystical Birthstone ~ Jade
Daffodil or Jonquil
March Events, Inventions, And Discoveries
Girl Scouts founded in 1912. march 12
The Barbie Doll was introduced on March 9, 1959
This Month ~ April
April follows with National Garden Month as well as Poetry month. April provides the perfect opportunity to expand upon the seeds you planted in March. National Humor Month also takes place in April so be sure to find funny, witty, and humorous quotes, quips, and notes to share with friends and family members.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Diamond
Modern Birthstone ~ Diamond
Mystical Birthstone ~ Opal
Daisy or Sweet Pea
This Month ~ May
May is Older American Month as well as the month where we celebrate Mother’s Day. During May, we remember our mothers and the impact that she had upon our lives, but we might also recognize older women who have also served as inspirational role models.
Celebrating Mother's Day
Mother's Day At The Spa
A Mother’s Day Spa is an excellent way to treat mom to a day of relaxation and tranquility. One of the great advantages of a Mother’s Day Spa is that you can easily fit a spa into your budget. If you are looking for affordable solutions, you can create your own Mother’s Day gift basket by filling it with spa goodies.
Mothers Day At The Spa
Flowers, A Perfect Way To Say Happy Mother's Day
Mother’s Day flowers are undoubtedly the most popular way that many choose to let their mother know that she is loved, admired, and appreciated. When choosing Mother’s Day flowers it is important to consider the likes, characteristics, and personality traits of the woman who will receive them.
Mothers Day Flowers
Common Questions About Mothers Day
Plant Instead Of Flowers?
Q. Instead of buying my mother flowers for Mother’s Day, I thought I’d get her a plant. What would you recommend that’s pretty but easy to care for?
Traditional Birthstone ~ Emerald
Modern Birthstone ~ Emerald
Mystical Birthstone ~ Sapphire
Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn
This Month ~ June
June is National Candy Month and National Rose Month, in addition to being the month in which we recognize Father’s Day. When thinking about our friends and family members throughout the month of June, try sending candy, roses, or rose scented gifts such as candles or fragrance.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Alexandrite
Modern Birthstone ~ Pearl ~ Moonstone
Mystical Birthstone ~ Moonstone
Rose or Honeysuckle
This Month ~ July
The Fourth of July is the most celebrated day throughout the month, but there are several other monthly observances that take place. Perfect for cookouts and barbecues, July is National Hot Dog Month, National Baked Beans Month, National Blueberry Month, and National Ice Cream Month. July 21st celebrates National Hot Dog day and is the perfect time for an outdoor get-together with friends and family members.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Ruby
Modern Birthstone ~ Ruby
Mystical Birthstone ~ Ruby
Larkspur or Water Lily
This Month ~ August
The first Sunday in the month of August is National Forgiveness Day as well as International Friendship Day; and the third week of August is National Friendship Week. Celebrate and honor your friends on this day while extending forgiveness to someone who has wronged you.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Sardonyx
Modern Birthstone ~ Peridot
Mystical Birthstone ~ Diamond
Gladiolas or Poppy
This Month ~ September
September is Self-Improvement month and the perfect time for quiet reflection and commitment to improving your character. It is also the perfect time to take a class or develop a new hobby that you’ve always dreamt of.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Sapphire
Modern Birthstone ~ Sapphire
Mystical Birthstone ~ Agate
Aster or Morning Glory
This Month ~ October
October is best known for Halloween, but it is also Family History Month. This is a wonderful opportunity to research your family’s genealogy, to begin a family scrapbook, and to interview older family members and hear their life stories.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Tourmaline
Modern Birthstone ~ Opal ~ Tourmaline
Mystical Birthstone ~ Jasper
Calendula or Cosmos
This Month ~ November
November is associated with Thanksgiving and will set the scene for many family gatherings, however, November 13th is World Kindness Day and World Kindness Week begins on the second Monday of November until the following Sunday. Celebrate World Kindness Day and World Kindness Week with charitable, random acts of kindness.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Citrine
Modern Birthstone ~ Yellow Topaz ~ Citrine
Mystical Birthstone ~ Pearl
This Month ~ December
December is a time for people of all faiths to celebrate family, friendship, and love. It is also National Stress Free Family Holiday Month. During December, make a point to remember that the true meaning of the holiday spirit is to celebrate the people who surround you. Stay focused; and take steps to prevent stress during December.
Traditional Birthstone ~ Zircon ~ Turquoise ~ Lapis Lazuli
Modern Birthstone ~ Blue Topaz ~ Turquoise
Mystical Birthstone ~ Black Onyx
Narcissus or Holly
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