Happy New Year from Merlian News!

Happy New Year from Merlian News! We want to thank our writers, contributers, editors, and our wonderful readers for following us through another exciting year!

Did you know that there are over 12 birthstones listed for January, but that the garnet is the most common one? The flower for January is either the snow drop or the carnation. From www.wikipedia.org : January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after Janus , the God of beginnings and transitions; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology , coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) since January is the door to the year. Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (meaning wolf month) and Charlemagne ‘s designation Wintarmanoth (winter / cold month).

We hope this coming New Year is filled with warmth, health, blessings for all of us, and peace through out the world!

by Staff