Update with new image:
Original article from 12/20/12:
On December 20th, SM Entertainment and Girls’ Generation released a teaser image through their official Twitter accounts, SMTOWN GLOBAL and Girls Generation. The text on the emblem reads, “소녀시대 2013″, with the upcoming date and time, “2012. 12. 21 10 A.M.”, underneath it. The flowers surrounding Girls’ Generation’s name symbolizes South Korea’s national flower, rose of sharon. No further details have been released, but SM Entertainment is stirring up early excitement for fans with this mysterious picture.
Girls’ Generation is rumored to have a comeback in January of 2013 with a full length Korean album. MBC is also preparing a comeback broadcast for Girls’ Generation. It will be an independently organized show apart from their music program, “Show! Music Core”.