January Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide
In this article you'll find interesting facts about January and gift ideas for January birthdays as well as a FREE Printable January Birthday Card.
FREE Printable January Birthday Card
January Birth Stone: Garnet
The birthstone for January is Garnet. Legends say that Garnets light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. Garnets have long been carried by travellers to protect against accidents far from home.
January Birth Flower: Carnation
The Carnation is the birth flower for January. Also known as the gillyflower, carnations symbolise admiration, love and distinction. They’re beautiful and simple blooms, which makes them charming both as a filler flower and as a colourful bouquet.
Capricorn and Aquarius
Capricorn fun fact:
Capricorns are some of the most energetic and hardworking signs in the Zodiac. You can easily spot a Capricorn through their workaholic nature and undeterred drive.
January Personality Traits
January borns are generally talkative and like experimenting with new things. They will keep you entertained and it is difficult to get bored when they are around. They are a kid at heart and only turn mature when the situation demands. They are also quite adventurous and can be keen to introduce you to new ideas and hobbies.
Did you know...?
• January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads. He looked back to the last year and forward to the new one.
• Sometimes the Saxons called January the wolf month because hungry wolves would come into their towns searching for food this time of year.
• Before we changed our Calendar from Julian to Gregorian in 1752, Christmas Day fell on January 6th and is still referred to as ‘Old Christmas Day’ .
• Veganuary is the organisation who is the driving force behind going vegan for the month of January. Their aim is to educate people about the vegan lifestyle and its benefits.
Special dates in January:
01 New Years Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day
19 World Religion Day
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
25 Chinese New Year
Famous January Birthdays:
Bradley Cooper, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Stephen Hawking, Rod Stewart, Mary J Blige, Orlando Bloom, Liam Hemsworth, Patrick Dempsey, Kate Moss, Jim Carrey, Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Alicia Keys, Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Christian Bale, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali.
Gift Ideas for January Birthdays: