Most wonderful time of the year…

Our pumpkin has not even been gone from the curb for an hour but as soon a Halloween is over, our thoughts turn to other festive occasions. Happy to report, as of today, that the Swiss Chalet Festive special is now in stores and in its perfect way features stuffing, cranberry sauce and Lindor chocolates. Can Starbucks Christmas blend be far behind? Read on….


Yes it’s another sign that the holiday season is drawing near. Catalogs begin to appear in the mail, the first strains of holiday music can be heard in elevators and shopping malls, and Starbucks holiday cups and holiday beverages make their return to stores.

Starbucks has marked the arrival of the holidays with specially designed red cups since 1997, becoming a symbol itself of the season. Starting today (Nov. 1), Starbucks® stores in the United States and Canada will serve beverages in the new holiday cups, including returning favorites such as Chestnut Praline Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte and Peppermint Mocha.

This year, Starbucks has unveiled its first color-in holiday cup. The cup design starts with a pair of hands holding red cups of coffee, an ode to cups of years past, connected with swirling ribbons with lively holiday scenes and splashes of red and green.

“This year’s cup is intentionally designed to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations,” said Leanne Fremar (former 6ix marketing superstar), executive creative director for Starbucks. “We love the idea of everyone making this year’s cup their own.”



Jordan Kay from Starbucks Creative Studio was the illustrator for this year’s holiday cup design.


Hard not to love this time of year, despite the weather!



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