As with most global chains (and pencil companies!), interesting variations in marketing strategies seem to exist across the countries that Starbucks operates in. In Korea this holiday season, they are apparently selling Starbucks Planners for 2015, produced in partnership with Moleskine. Here, in Canada, they sell adorable Christmas tree ornaments in the shape of the iconic paper and plastic cups.
Come to think of it, it is exactly twenty years since I had my first frappuccino. And learned words like latte and venti. I don’t really go there anymore because, well, I guess I’ve moved on, but I have fond memories of the heady excitement back then :)