Step aside, President elect. This year, people are getting all the hopeful feels from Starbucks red cups.
It’s a big mea culpa of sorts for Starbucks. Last year, they introduce holiday cups that were void of any holiday adornments, sparking “War on Christmas” outcries. And now, they’ve unveiled the red cups for 2016 — 13 of them, to be exact — that look like Christmas exploded all over them. If Santa Clause knocked up Sandra Lee with a baker’s dozen, it would be these cups.
Ironically, the cups were designed from people across the country, who doodled their own designs on the War on Christmas cups of yore. Starbucks received the message loud and clear.
Just last week, Starbucks introduce a green pre-election “unity” cup, which a lot of people mistook for a red holiday cup replacement. They were outraged! Oh, what a week can do to assuage First World problems.
— Erica Wenham (@Erica_Wenham) November 10, 2016
According to Starbucks, they received more than 1,200 submissions in just eight days from 13 countries, many of which were featured in an online cup collection.
Next year, Starbucks will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the red cup, which was introduced in 1997.