Starbucks presents its traditional cups and glasses for the Christmas season. The designs and styles of Starbucks cups have changed through the years. Also, Starbucks is celebrating its 25th anniversary by bringing a specially designed Christmas cup for the season. If you are a Starbucks fan, you will probably eagerly await the new Christmas cup design through the years. It is just another fun way to celebrate the Christmas festival season. While you are able to place an order for a ‘peppermint mocha’ or ‘chestnut praline latte’ and get it served in a ‘gift-wrapped-style cup,’ it gives you all the warm holiday feels. It is indeed a ‘perfect way’ to go for ‘start a day of Christmas shopping’ or tree trimming.
Many great ‘designs’ have been featured over the past several years. All of the designs of the maximum count were on red backgrounds. However, during the first couple of years, starting from 199, purple was the color of choice. Do you know that?
You never know what you will find as you look closely through the design of each year! In addition to the iconic red color, we have seen various ‘designs’ which appear in ‘hand-drawings,’ ‘playful-graphics,’ and elegant touches. It is no wonder to say that there was a particular ‘design’ that customers could color in themselves.
Starbucks Christmas Cups Designs Through The Years
Let us celebrate the ‘Starbucks’ Anniversary’ of Christmas cups with a look- back at all of the design styles through the years, plus the very new design for 2022.
2022 Red And Mint
The current year is another anniversary of the famous ‘peppermint mocha.’ ‘The mint-green’ accent to the cup design is suitable for celebrating that mouth-watering drink.
2021 Graphic Stripes
This graphic stripes design had a retro experience. Further, it has also been purchased in a shade of soft lilac from that ‘first holiday-cup design.
2020 Ribbon Design
This holiday design looked like ‘ribbons or washy tape’ wrapped around the cup in patterned stripes colorfully.
2019 Polka Dots
Bright green dots against a background of red were just one of the designs presented in a four designs series. The other designs presented letters that bounced around the cup, addressing Christmas holiday greetings such as ‘merry coffee.’
2018 Holidays Past Designs
There were four designs featured in 2018. that was reminiscent and suggestive of past holidays. The designs included ‘bold stripes’ in colors of vintage, a stem of coffee-cherries, a star, and a flame.
2017 Color It Design
A ‘fun-twist’ on the present ‘holiday-design’ is that the customer could color in it. It was a better therapy there other than a coloring activity, as well as enjoying your favorite Christmas blend.
2016 Customer-Created Designs
In 2016, Starbucks featured designs that customers created from six countries worldwide. It highlighted all of the designs in white against a red background. There were 13 hand-drawn designs characterized in all.
2015 Ombre Design
Look closely at this subtle ‘ombre-design.’ The ‘darker red’ at the bottom transitions to a more orange-red one.
2014 ‘Let There Be Bright’
It featured ‘rays of light’ on the design of the said holiday-cup with a theme. The idea speaks of ‘let there be bright.’
2013 Vintage Holiday Design
A pretty and nostalgic design featured vintage ornaments, candy and holly leaves, and touches of elegant gold.
2012 Snowman Design
2012 attributes a design-series of holiday-character ‘close-ups.’ All the designs had ‘blue and gold’ accents against the red-background.
2011 Sledding Design
In 2011, three designs emphasized various winter holiday scenes, including sledding, caroling, and ice skating.
2010 Catching Snowflakes Design
A winter scene of Christmas holiday characters catching snowflakes.
2009 Ornaments Cup
They decked the cup out all like a ‘Christmas tree.’ The white ornaments featured the words like hope, wish, love, joy, light, and peace.
2008 Woodland Holiday Cup
The background of the said festive-cup looked like a ‘knitted sweater’ with the features of a ‘white hand-drawn woodland scene. Of course, that included a reindeer and a Christmas dove.
2007 Winter Scene
This design brought back a 2007 Winter Scene. Of course, it is with a fun winter-scene of ‘ice-skaters’ gliding across a frozen pond. It is just a little of that original purple.
2006 Silhouetted Design
In a traditional holiday scene, a group of white silhouetted characters lined the bottom of this nostalgic Christmas cup.
2005 Nostalgic Design
It is a nostalgic design. It reminds us that ‘it only happens once a year.’ The cup looked like a ‘wood-cut-style’ drawings. It also looked like a ‘string of holiday-lights’ wrapped around the bottom of the cup.
2004 Tied Up In A Bow
A red background with white hand-drawn snowflakes on the cup nicely ties up with that year’s design.
2003 Subtle Shadow Design
The red background of the said design featured modest ‘shadows’ of snowflakes, cups, and dancers. It made the white stars pop.
2002 Whimsical Snowflakes
2002 was the year that they introduced ‘peppermint mocha.’ It was the ‘Christmas -cup featured ‘whimsical white drawings’ of snowflakes as well as candles.
2001 Gift-Wrapped Design
Starbucks introduced its gift cards right from 2001, and the cup was designed to look like a gift-wrapped package.
The theme for ‘Y2K’ was ‘Coffee-town,’ and it included a ‘Christmas village.’ They made it up of homey-coffee pot drawings.
1999 Iconic Red
They introduced the Red cups first during the year 1999. The red was so popular. Further, it showed a ‘playful design’ in which they made it up drawings of black-line of winter fun. It would become the anticipated tradition.
They continued the purple color in 1998 with this deeper elegant shade featuring intricate snowflakes.
1997 Jewel Tones
We used to see the ‘Starbucks Christmas cups’ in red shades. However, the first year started with this fun purple design. Further, we used to go through ‘three other jewel-toned hues of magenta, sapphire, and emerald.’ They all looked like fun swirls and holly leaves.