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Here’s a look at 25 years of Starbucks holiday cups

The coffee giant has been revealing a new holiday cup design every year since 1997. This year there are four designs.
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Starbucks has been serving its beverages in special cups for the holidays the past 25 years. / Photos courtesy of Starbucks.

Starbucks’ this week revealed its annual holiday cup, featuring four designs marking the season.

This is the 25th year that the Seattle-based coffee giant has used specially designed cups for the holidays. The first cup was introduced in 1997 and created by then-Starbucks designer Sandy Nelson.

They are often known as Starbucks’ “red” holiday cups, though the first two cups were clearly not red.

Take a look at all 25 years’ worth of Starbucks holiday cups.

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