Welcome to June!
There's a lot to know about a month that starts in Spring and ends in Summer.
Kick back with a cold beverage of your choice and get ready to learn the key facts about June birthdays, as well as some helpful gift giving tips.
Keep reading to learn more or jump to a particular section by clicking on the link below:
- June's birthstones
- June's birth flowers
- June's zodiac signs
- The number of days in June
- Famous June birthdays
- Decorating ideas for June birthday parties
- Gift ideas for June birthday
- Special holidays/days in June-Dads and Grads
- Quotes about June
June's Birthstones: Pearl and Alexandrite
What are the birthstones of June?
Pearl and Alexandrite are the birthstones of June.
Pearls are the only gemstones that are found within living creatures. Freshwater mussels and marine oysters make pearls as a defense against intruders.
Pearls represent wisdom acquired through experience, purity, loyalty, and generosity. These gemstones have a calming effect that strengthens relationships and balances one’s karma.
Pearls make for beautiful jewelry whether as a ring or earrings. They may also be strung together in a string and have been worn by many young women at their graduation, wedding or other special day.
Pearls are the only gemstone made by living animals!
The other birthstone for June is known for its color-changing abilities!
An alexandrite stone turns cool blue and mossy green in the daylight and into a red gem with a warm raspberry tone in lamplight. Wearing Alexandrite aids in creativity, inspires imagination, and strengthens intuition.
Alexandrite stones make for lovely pendants and rings, although a bracelet made of one would also be lovely!
Alexandrite stones are able to change colors!
June's Birth Flowers: Roses and Honeysuckles
What are the birth flowers for the month of June?
The birth flowers for June are roses and honeysuckles.
Roses have different meanings depending on the color. Red roses tell people you love them. New beginnings and purity are symbolized by white roses, while pink roses represent perfect happiness.
A beautiful rose, one of the birth flowers of June
Some roses from the Farmer's Market would make a great gift for a June birthday!
Honeysuckles, aside from being a magnet for hummingbirds, symbolize everlasting bonds of love. They usually appear as shrubs or vines and make fragrant additions to any garden.
Show your love to your family and loved ones by giving them a bouquet of roses or a honeysuckle plant for their yard.
A lovely honeysuckle, one of June's birth flowers.
Astrology for June: Zodiac Signs
What are June zodiac signs?
The zodiac signs for June are Gemini and Cancer.
People who are born from May 21 to June 20 are Geminis, while Cancer covers June 21 to July 22.
The color of Gemini is yellow and is symbolized by the twins, Castor and Polydeuces. With the said dual nature of Geminis, people with this zodiac sign can easily adapt to people’s emotions. Geminis also have the ability to learn quickly and are very expressive and quick-witted.
Here are some traits that Geminis have:
- Affectionate and gentle
- Like to surround themselves with people
- Ask questions to satisfy their curiosity
- At times, can be indecisive and inconsistent
- Thrive in dynamic environments
Cancer is a water element, which is represented by a crab. The color of this zodiac sign is white. Those belonging to this zodiac sign are known to be persuasive, tenacious, and highly imaginative. They are sentimental and deeply intuitive.
People with the Cancer sign are said to have the following traits as well:
- Care deeply about family matters
- Sympathetic and emotional
- Quick to help others
- Avoid conflict when they can
- Skilled at managing their time and finances
How many days are in June?
The month of June has 30 days.
It would be impossible for anyone to have a birthday of June 31st.
The old mnemonic from grade school is STILL how I remember how many days are in each month!
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
All the rest have 31,
Except February, twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine in each leap year.
Famous People with June Birthdays
There are many great and enthusiastic individuals born in June!
Living June Birthdays include:
June 1st - Morgan Freeman, actor
June 1st - Alanis Morissette, singer
June 4th - Angelina Jolie, actress
June 7th - Liam Neeson, actor
June 9th - Johnny Depp, actor
June 9th - Natalie Portman, actress
June 10th - Tara Lipinski, figure skater
June 15th - Courtney Cox, actress
June 17th - Barry Manilow, singer
June 20th - Nicole Kidman, actress
June 22nd - Meryl Streep, actress
June 30th - Mike Tyson, boxer
Deceased June Birthdays include:
June 1, 1926 - Marilyn Monroe, actress
June 2, 1731 - Martha Washington, first First Lady of the United States
June 2, 1930 - Pete Conrad, astronaut
June 8, 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
June 14, 1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer
June 17, 1882 - Igor Stravinsky, pianist
June 22, 1947 - Octavia Butler, author
June 23, 1894 - Alfred Kinsey, biologist
June 25, 1904 - George Orwell, author
June 27, 1880 - Helen Keller, blind author
Decorating for a June Birthday Party
June's beautiful weather lends itself to an outdoor party.
A Mexican-themed fiesta would be perfect in June and makes a great idea for an adult birthday party. If you can practically taste the margaritas now, check out our step-by-step guide to hosting a Mexican fiesta here.
Make your decorating a snap with a birthday centerpiece from Birthday Butler. In less time than it takes to put a lime in your beer, you can have a table decoration set-up and ready to go.
Even better? This birthday decor, made of high quality stainless steel, thick card stock and lush ribbons, is reusable! So you can use it for a birthday in June...and again next month!
Be ready for their birthday in under 5 minutes with this centerpiece!
Whether a picnic or an outdoor gathering, the outdoors can only enhance the atmosphere.
How to Find a Great Gift for a June Birthday
We believe the first rule of gift giving is to get them what they want!
If you have no idea of what to give your loved ones or colleagues, you may take inspiration for a gift from the birthdays of famous people!
It works like this:
- Know the person’s birthdate
- Look for their "birthday twin", a person who has the same birthday as they do.
- Use their birthday twin to inspire birthday gift ideas.
- Select and a gift and note the birthday twin as a source of inspiration in your card.
For example, let's say you need a gift for your brother's birthday on June 8th.
Ever since your brother was young, he's loved to build things---first with wooden blocks, then Legos and now he's toying with the 3-D printer at school.
Looking at the list of famous birthdays, you'd find that June 8th is also the birthday of one of the world's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Your gift ideas might include a book of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest creations or perhaps a pair of Tree of Life socks from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation shop.
You can even include a note saying:
“Two great men were born on this day:
you and one of the greatest architects of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Enjoy this gift and build many great things.
The Tree of Life socks available from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation shop.
June Holidays and Special Day to Know
Here are some special days to look forward to this June:
- June 14 - Flag Day
- June 19 - Father’s Day (in the US, always the 3rd Sunday of June)
- June 21 - Summer Solstice, first day of summer
In the US, many school graduations also take place in May or June. Please check your local listings for exact dates. 😀
At Birthday Butler, we're all about making your celebrating easier and more convenient.
Even better, celebrate your Dad AND your grad just by swapping out the banners! 🥳
If you need a great Father's Day gift, consider one of Birthday Butler's centerpieces. It will look great on your kitchen island, dining room table or even the picnic table!
Famous June Quotes to Use for Birthdays
Include one of these quotes in the card of your June birthday celebrant or text it to them along with birthday wishes.
These poetic words might inspire them to a year of creative expression!
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace
“At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”
― John Steinbeck