How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders.
OK, Legendary film critic Roger Ebert may have wrote that in his 1999 review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but we like to apply that sentence to every day joys and experiences we often take for granted...especially in 2020. If you can't enjoy the little things, you're probably going to take the big ones for granted.
That's why we're excited to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to here that it is officially holiday cup season at Starbucks. Yes, those signature red cups of happiness are officially available on Friday, Nov. 6.
As part of its annual tradition, Starbucks has altered the design of the iconic caffeine chalices yet again, with 2020's offerings including Ribbon, Dot, Sparkle and Brand Wrap. This year's theme—"Carry the Merry"—will also be written on two of the samplings.
"Our thought behind the cups this year was about people carrying them out in the world as messengers of joy," Jeff Wilkson, creative director for Starbucks, said in a press release, adding that he wanted customers' orders to be a "brief moment that they can look forward to."
And to properly kick off the season (and equip with you the best accessory for your selfies), Starbucks is offering a free collectible red holiday cup to any customer who orders one of the seasonal holiday beverages on Nov. 6 at participating stores in the U.S.
We unabashedly look forward to seeing the designs of the holiday cups each season and comparing them to the styles of yore.
So put on your favorite Christmas song, grab your seasonal beverage of choice and take a stroll down memory lane to see all of Starbucks' holiday cup designs over the years...