I love red. I wear red lipstick every day. I have driven a red Beetle for the past five years. My house is filled with accents of red, from my iPad mini’s cover to linen pillows and cashmere throws.
But, I do not love your red cups.
Particularly when their arrival is announced November 1. Are we supposed to go from Halloween’s Pumpkin Spice lattes to Christmas’ Peppermint Mochas with no nod whatsoever to Thanksgiving?
I feel pushed to move as quickly as possible from one holiday to the next, barely allowed to notice the one we should be currently enjoying. It is all I can do to preserve my peace, to observe Thanksgiving in my heart, by trying not to feel thrust headlong into an upcoming holiday while skipping this one.
My suggestion? In November, announce the presentation of brown cups. Let us enjoy the colors of Autumn, the crispness of fallen leaves, the riches presented to us before the arrival of Christmas.
Then I will celebrate good cheer. When it’s time.