On Nov. 1, Starbucks baristas bid farewell to the spooky Zombie Frappuccino and introduced the next and probably the most highly anticipated seasonal special: the holiday cups! You heard that right — it might still be Pumpkin Spice Latte season for some, but now that Halloween is over, it's officially time for the special red holiday cups at Starbucks, except this year, the cups are not red.
This year, the minimalist holiday cups have a white background and are covered in stenciled festive designs like stars, doves, presents, hearts, snowflakes, and even a red holiday cup. The best part about them is that you can color them in and decorate the cups however you'd like, making them just as Instagrammable, if not more, than the notorious cups of previous years. Plus, these are decidedly more festive than the minimal red cup of 2015 that sparked controversy.
It's likely that this won't be Starbucks's only holiday cup of the year, and we're excited to see more designs as the holiday season approaches. Last year, Starbucks released 13 different holiday cups designed by Starbucks customers. Read on to see how Starbucks-lovers are enjoying the holiday cups and coloring them in with beautiful designs.