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December 5, 2006

On the 20th day before Christmas: a Starbucks Wreath

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

When traveling home for Thanksgiving and waiting at the JFK airport I couldn't help but admire the new holiday themed Starbucks cozies that were placed around each hot container. They have different patterns and fun bright colors. So instead of grabbing just one sleeve insulator for my tall green tea, I took a blue one, a candy cane colored one and a bright green one. 

I had them sitting on my desk for some additional flare, when a coworker joked that if I got a few more I could make a garland. That's when a light bulb went off in my head, I think I even heard a little egg timer ding. For my big idea I was going to make a Starbucks coffee cozy wreath for my office door. I'm big on imposing holiday cheer on others, don't worry I stop just short of annoying and keep it at endearing. For Halloween, I brought in mini pumpkins and candy corn, and now it was going to be a colorful cardboard wreath.

I'm not sure if I'm more proud of the final result or my espionage skills that were employed to get the other cozies. After all, I don't even drink coffee. I'd order a vanilla cream for my boyfriend then snag a handful from the counter. I even picked up one recyclable sleeve that was sitting on the side of the street (it looked clean and it's not like I had to touch the actual cup or straw, just slipped it off). Yes, I know I'm supporting a corporation, blah blah, whatever it looks cute.

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