It’s that time of year again!
Every Holiday season, at the beginning of November, Starbucks kicks off celebrations early by bringing back their tasty drinks and fun red cups that we’ve all come to know and love.
Not only is this fantastic marketing on Starbucks’ part, but it makes people happy as well. Everyone gets into it, and unless you live somewhere where there’s no Starbucks to be found, it’s almost impossible not to. Don’t lie, you’ve tried an overwhelmingly sugar-filled peppermint mocha at least once!
Every year, Starbucks does something a little different when it comes to how they decorate their red cups. In 2014, the red cups were adorned with small white snowflakes. Last year, Starbucks kept their holiday cups minimalist and decided to stick with plain red, which caused some controversy. Many people complained that the stark red cups just weren’t “festive” enough and didn’t inspire holiday cheer.
The complaints were heard, and for the 2016 holiday season Starbucks brought the cups back with patterns designed by their customers. The cups are adorned with festive doodles, and honestly? It’s kind of amazing.
But does everyone feel this way? I hit my local Starbucks for answers, asking all kinds of different Starbucks customers how they feel about the 2016 holiday cups.
“I think they’re really fun illustrations, I think they look nice”
– Sherri, 47
“It’s just a cute way for people to drink coffee.”
– Natalie, 19
“Last years cups were horrible so I’m happy they did something better. Everyone’s so afraid to be offensive by using the word “Christmas” and I think it’s ridiculous.”
– Yvonne, did not disclose age
“They’re nice. “
– Sam, 30
“So cute! I love them.”
– Praveen, 22
“I don’t know, I just like the coffee.”
– Eric, 24
“Last year was too plain, this is much better. Much better.”
– Alan, 49
“It’s like Christmas in a cup. But seriously, I love it.”
– Jenn, 41
“Mommy said Santa’s elves did the drawings. Did you know that?”
– Ava (Jenn’s youngest daughter) age 4
“I feel weird because I feel like it’s still early to think about Christmas, but it’s nice.”
– Sariah, 18
“Cheers, only one month until Christmas.”
– Louis, 64
“Well they seem to make everyone happy and I think that’s great. Personally, I don’t mind what they look like.”
– Erinn, 37
There you have it, a small survey is in and the results are overwhelmingly positive.
What’s your take? Leave your comments below.