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Starbucks red holiday cups photographed on November 9, 2016. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

Starbucks unveiled its red holiday cups. And they were designed by women in 6 countries.


Last week, everyone freaked when Starbucks introduced green cups featuring a mosaic of more than 100 people drawn in a single stroke. 

Usually this time of year, Starbucks rolls out a festive red holiday cup, and people were not happy with a green cup for the holiday season. 

But Wednesday, holiday lovers rejoiced because Starbucks unveiled this year's actual holiday cups.

We hope that this year’s red holiday cup designs express the shared spirit of the holidays as told by our customer.
Sharon Rothstein, Starbucks

This year's cups are red and white, and feature 13 designs ranging from "the modern, using whimsical brushstrokes in bold colors, to the nostalgic, featuring mistletoe and ornaments." 

The cups were designed by 13 women in six different countries. 

Last December, Starbucks invited customers to share their red holiday cup designs on Instagram. 

The company received 1,200 submissions and many of the cups were featured in an online cup collection. 

“We were surprised and inspired by the amount of incredible art submitted by our customers,” Dena Blevins, creative director, Starbucks Global Creative Studio said in a statement. “We quickly realized there was potential to use the customer-created art for our holiday cups.”


From there, the starbucks selected this year's designs, which will hit cafes in more than 75 countries. 

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