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Want to start your own absurd Starbucks controversy? Use these stickers.

It’s time to stop complaining about Starbucks's cups. It’s time to rise up and do something about it.

In case you haven’t heard, Starbucks has left Christmas adornments off its cups this year in favor of a minimal design: plain red. Some Christians believe this is a sign of a war on Christianity. If that’s confusing, read this explainer.

But we at Vox don’t believe in sitting back and just complaining about these cups — which, by the way, might even be a war on democracy given the communist-esque red of the cups. So instead of letting Starbucks tell us what to believe, we’ve come up with a solution to fight big business:


Print out that Christmas tree and show Starbucks that Christians won’t stand to be victimized in America anymore. Don’t celebrate Christmas? Fine, try on another one. See how different your coffee tastes. We couldn't make a sticker big enough to cover the communist red spilled onto the entire cup, but you can show those commies that democracy is alive and well by putting adhesive elephants and donkeys on your coffee cup. And if the Starbucks internet is down, again, apply the wifi sticker and your cup will instantly turn into a wireless router. Actually, we can't guarantee this — but it's certainly worth a shot!

It’s time to rise up. It’s time to print your sticker to stand up for Christmas. Or Hanukkah. Or Festivus. Or whatever.

The stickers

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Javier Zarracina/Vox

What they look like on a cup

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