Happy Holidays everyone!

Christmas at Starbucks is here, and so I thought I would collect all of my blog articles talking about Christmas in one place.  Every blog article that I have written that touches on Christmas of yesteryear is listed here.  I thought it was pretty fun to look at the holiday seasons over the years!  Hope you enjoy!  What do you want to see at Starbucks next year for Christmas?

The mug featured in this blog post dates from Christmas 2001 at Starbucks.  To be honest, it was something I found at a Goodwill, but it’s so pretty that I had to get it.  I love the ingenuity and careful thought that went into this mug.  It is a good example of the creativity in merchandise that I would love to see back at Starbucks.


By the way, now is a great time to mention the good work done by the non-profit Angelwish.  Starbucks (in very limited districts) has partnered with Angelwish to bring toys to children with a chronic illness.  The Starbucks Angelwish page is here:


In a number of New Jersey Starbucks stores, as well as a handful of New York stores, Angelwish has placed collection boxes for toys.  They arrange for collection and sorting of the toys and get them to children in need.  (And customers, please don’t put trash in the toy collection bins! I have heard stories of people accidentally putting trash in the toy bins.)  But there is a great need for monetary donations too, and if you can make a donation, and the money the goes to help sick children!  Donations are needed year-round.


And with that, I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas, or a fabulous holiday of whatever you may be celebrating.  Merry Christmas! Happy Festivus!  Happy Hanukkah!

I wanted to say an especially big thank you to all the partners who are working to keep Starbucks open on Christmas Day!  Thank you!

How is everyone’s holiday going?

I am taking a short break from the blog.  There will be no new updates until after January 1, 2012.  Please come back next year, and spread the word about the blog!