What to do about Starbucks Red Cup
As well are aware of a controversy blew up overnight over Starbucks non-holiday designed red cup. Personally, I think the whole thing is much a do about nothing and blown way out of proportion.
However, I respect those that are offended by this and offer you some tips about what you should do about those red cups.
I read an article in Catholic Answers, that offered some good advice and tips on how to handle this whole red cup ordeal.
Basically, don't let this trivial matter over a cup ruin the reason for the season.
However, Catholic Answers gives a few tips to continue to enjoy your Starbucks coffee all the while spreading Christmas cheer.
1. When ordering "tell the barista your name is “Merry Christmas” so that will be written on your cup. How about saying your name is “Joy” and the last name is “To-the-world” (a little contrived, but at least it’s unique). Or, just order your coffee, and when you get it say “Thank you” (that’s important), and then say “Merry Christmas” in a sincere and kindhearted way."
2. Instead of buying coffee, buy a malaria net. Every day 3,000 children die from this disease, but for $3 (less than the price of a cup of coffee) you can protect two people from malaria for three to four years by giving them an insecticide-treated net under which to sleep.
3. Buy a Starbucks gift card and give it to a panhandler. A cup of coffee or hot chocolate would definitely provide relief to anyone who has to brave the cold this winter. Also, this is where a message like “Merry Christmas” has the most potential to remind someone that the reason we give gifts to one another this time of year is because of the greatest gift that was given to us in a manger.
4. This is my personal advice, and I think the most practical, if it bothers you just don't go to Starbucks.
All in all, there really is no reason to have a war with the coffee company. There's no reason to be fighting over something as trivial as a red cup. Christmas is suppose to be about having goodwill towards all men. Fighting about a cup, doesn't seem like peace and goodwill does it?