Here we are with December’s birth flowers, Narcissus [genus: Narcissus] and Poinsettia [genus: Euphorbia]. Narcissus is also known as Daffodil, which is the birth flower for March.
Most of us are familiar with the story of Narcissus, the young hunter who was so in love with himself that, staring at himself in a pool of water, ended up falling in and drowning. This is where we get the word narcissism. Thus, this flower symbolizes vanity in the West. In the East, the narcissus symbolizes good fortune.
December’s second birth flower is the Poinsettia. This is the flower most associated with the Christmas/Yule season (the other flower would be holly). Poinsettias come from Mexico and Central America. Red dye was created from poinsettias by the Aztecs. The meaning behind this flower is “You’re the only one”.
Poinsettias are not my favorite flowers, since they immediately conjure up thoughts of Christmas. But since they are connected to the Christmas/Yule season, I thought this vintage poinsettia earring and pin set would be perfect to wear to this year’s office party.
Here is my makeup. I wanted it to be festive, but office-friendly:
My outfit was a bit conservative for the office party, but it did have a ’70s vibe to it. Perhaps it was the boots and headscarf? Next Friday is Christmas, can you believe that? I’ll have a couple more posts before 2015 ends, so stay tuned. I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Yule-Kwanzaa-Hanukkah-Festivus!
Daffodil photos via Photobucket. Daffodil info via ProFlowers®.
Daffodil (genus: Narcissus) is the birth flower for March. Its bright yellow (and sometimes white) color signifies Spring, in which Spring is the month for rebirth and rejuvenation. After months of cold, gray, depressing weather, this yellow flower is a welcome sight.
Just like Spring, the daffodil also represents rebirth and rejuvenation. It can also represent hope. While the most common color for the daffodil is yellow, they can also be “accented with white, orange, pink or lime green”. Daffodils also represented friendship and happiness, during the Victorian era. One hidden meaning behind daffodils was “you are an angel”.
Here’s yesterday’s outfit:
My makeup from yesterday. For some reason, I was a bit hesitant to wear white eyeliner – I didn’t think it would look good on me. But, I do like the look:
It’s strange how February is the shortest month of the year, yet it seemed to drag on and on and on. March has 31 days, but flew by. Strange, but I like strange.