It’s a COFFEE CUP!!!

****************** Rant Alert *********************

So, the hullabaloo lately has been Starbucks red holiday cups.  I’m not sure if it is as big a deal as social media makes it out to be or not.    If it isn’t, then it is AMAZING marketing on Starbucks part.  If it is… PU-LEEZE…

It’s a cardboard cup that will end up in a landfill somewhere.  It’s a FIVE DOLLAR cardboard cup that will end up in a landfill somewhere.  It’s a cup.  If you only drink Starbucks because they have CHRISTmas cups, have you ever actually paid attention to the cups?  I’m not sure what part of Jesus was connected to snowflakes, snowmen or reindeer, but I’m sure there is somewhere in the Bible that had snowflakes.

The holiday cups come out in November.  Not typically the Christmas month, but… you know…

Starbucks is a global company.

Coffee/tea is not a Christian drink.

We live in a country where separation of church and state is an HUGE deal as long as it is separation for MY religion but NOT yours… neener neener.

It’s a CARDBOARD cup.  It will come with a brown corrugated sleeve so you don’t burn your widdle fingers on the cup.

This country is so consumed with what one COMPANY is doing with their cups… you know what… buy ten of those plain red cups of coffee/tea and walk down the street handing them to cold homeless people.  You have a FAR better chance of having people remember that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” than seeing your “OH SO ORIGINAL” use of

My name is Merry Christmas (so you have Merry Christmas on this year’s cup )

as you strut your proud little self down the street…

You know what… go buy yourself a Merry Christmas travel mug and have Starbucks use THAT to put your coffee in.  You get your coffee and your sentiment and it keeps trash out of the landfill.  You get to be ecologically intelligent AND have your coffee in the cup of your choice.

As for me, I’m going to keep drinking my ‘while I’m out and about” coffee, no matter where I buy it in one of two cups this holiday season.  And maybe, just maybe I will go buy an extra cup of coffee when I go buy mine, and hand it to the people living in the two tents under a bridge right now in Cleveland…. and while I’m at it, maybe a hat and scarf and glovies to go with the plain red cup (or white, or whatever color it happens to be)

DSC00448Merry Monday!

 

Author: April Wells
Updated November 9, 2015

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