The Little Things: Starbucks Holiday Cups

It’s a well-worn cliche that you should appreciate the small things in life. I can think of lots of little things that make me happy, but one of my very favorites just rolled back into stores – Starbucks holiday cups.

Let me tell you a secret – I don’t really like the taste of Starbucks coffee. I’m not sure what exactly it is, but I’m not a fan. I still drink a shocking amount of it, but it’s not my favorite. However…right around this time of year, those bright red cups pop up in stores and suddenly, I have a craving for Starbucks most every day.

Around this time of year, I order almost nothing besides peppermint mochas. Yes, I realize that you can technically get a peppermint mocha any day of the year, but I swear to you, they never taste better than during the holidays, in one of those darn red cups.

Over the past week or so, I’ve seen a bunch of people post pictures of their red holiday cups on Instagram, so it seems I am not the only one who adores this yearly tradition. What is it about them that I like so much? I find it hard to put my finger on, but ultimately I think it’s mostly because I just love the entire Christmas season so much. Those little red cups are a signal that the holiday season has finally arrived. And when you drink from one, even if you’re drowning in torts reading and civ pro outlining, you can’t help but feel that all is merry and bright.

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