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Welcome to December! 🥳
The 12th month of the year is best known for two of the most festive holidays of all: Hanukkah and Christmas. The first day of winter also occurs in December.
Know someone born in the last month of the year? Don’t let their birthday go unnoticed just because it’s a very busy month.
(Most December birthdays I know would prefer to have their birthday in a different month...alas, there's no changing the date you were born!)
Keep reading to learn more about the month of December or just click on the link below to jump to that section:
December has not one, not two, but THREE birthstones—each a different shade of blue!
Tanzanite is the most valuable of December’s birthstones. It is noteworthy for its deep blue color with purple overtones. It is said that the wearer will experience the feeling of contentment and understanding.
Turquoise is another December birthstone, and it is one of the oldest gems to be used in jewelry. It is one of the only birthstones that is opaque and not translucent. Native Americans and other ancient civilizations believed that turquoise could ward off evil.
December’s third birthstone is a light blue zircon. It’s a common stone found in the Earth’s crust. It is associated with prosperity and helping achieve one’s desires.
The birth flowers of December are Holly and Narcissus.
Holly is a shrub that embodies Christmas colors. It has shiny green leaves that are very sharp to the touch and bright red berries that can be toxic to humans. Holly is often used in Christmas wreaths and other holiday decorations. Holly is said to bring happiness to one’s home front.
Narcissus, also called paperwhites, are bulbs that bloom into delicate white flowers. It symbolizes sweetness and a desire to remain true.
The two zodiac signs of December are Sagittarius and Capricorn. People with birthdays of November 22nd to December 21st are said to be under the sign of Sagittarius, while those born from December 22 to January 19th are Capricorns.
Sagittarius is a fire element whose symbol is a bow and arrow. It is represented by the centaur of mythology whose upper body is human, and lower body is horse.
Sagittarius are said to be the wanderers of the zodiac (guess its horse legs come in handy!). Other personality traits include:
Capricorn is an earth sign element that has the colors of brown and grey. It is represented by the sea goat, a creature with the tail of a fish and the body of a goat. This duality allows Capricorns to navigate both sea (emotional world) and land (physical world) with ease.
Capricorns make great friends that you can count on. Other personality traits include:
December is a great month for a birthday party!
(I know you've got LOTS going on in December...but think how happy you'll make the birthday person when you have a party in their honor! 🥳 )
Here are some birthday party ideas to help you celebrate December birthdays:
Celebrate their December birthday with this birthday party kit. In under 5 minutes, you can transform your table or kitchen island with party décor they’ll love.
They'll notice the birthday centerpiece the moment they walk in the room! Made of high-quality stainless steel and chrome, lush ribbons and thick card stock, it stands nearly 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Handcrafted in the USA, it was designed to be reusable.
Here are ten gift ideas for the December birthdays in your life:
Given that those born in December tend to be creative and responsible, it’s no wonder there are so many famous figures born this month!
Living December Birthdays
Deceased December Birthdays
Include one of these quotes in a December birthday card or just enjoy them now!
Another idea is to combine one of the famous birthdays above with one of the quotes below:
For instance you could gift your husband/boyfriend/significant other a book of romantic poetry by December-born poet Jane Austen and inscribe the first quote on the inside cover. Ah, romance! 🥰
“Some people are worth melting for.”
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
James M. Barrie
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
“Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.”
“Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year.”
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