The War On Christmas
… is not real. Plus new Tiny Werewolves holiday merch (which is real).
Unless you’ve been living under a literal rock for the last like 7 years, you’ve probably heard the phrase “the war on Christmas” and if you’re like me, your eyes nearly roll out of your head every damn time.
Largely speaking, the phrase became more mainstream to the everyday person after Starbucks released their 2015 holiday cup - which featured *gasp* a two-toned red to darker cranberry plain ombre and no mention of Christmas specifically. This for some reason outraged people who have nothing better to do (other than scream about Jesus or the lack their of). Hint, they were all wrong.
Now, the internet was far from “new” in 2015 and what so many people failed to realize is none (yep zero) of the Starbucks cups have ever had Christmas themes. Starting in 1997, the company originally released purple cups for the holidays, featuring abstract holly leaves and little coffee beans. The following year, an almost identical color scheme, but this time with a few snowflakes. It wasn’t until 1999 that they went with the cherry red color we know today.
Generally speaking, the designs tend to be fairly basic with 1-2 colors (other than the base color, which is usually cherry red). They feature constantly the following themes:
Something that could be wrapping paper
Silhouetted people (often outside)
Holiday icons (example, tree ornaments, Santa, reindeer, presents, etc.)
However, none of the cups in the 25 years of Starbucks producing them have ever contained imagery of any religious nature. Unless you consider Santa a religious figure.
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The War On Christmas Is Not Real
For the last couple years, I have released new merch with my holiday line so you can proudly announce to all your *special* family members that the war on Christmas simply is not real.
As mentioned in another post, the theme for this year’s collection is Mid-Century Holiday. (Definitely checkout the inspiration for the collection if you haven’t already.)
This year’s collection features retro ornaments on a stylized wreath.