Starbucks Holiday 2021
Wishing You Coffee & Joy
Concept development, narrative direction, and copy
There’s something about the holidays that’s hard to describe. The bliss of memories that come flooding in at the first sip of Peppermint Mocha and crinkle of wrapping paper. The feeling of walking outside, pajama-clad, to watch the neighbor’s lights sparkle against a sky studded with stars.
The magic of living in the moment. Whether you want to spend the season bundled in cashmere ordering whip-topped Caramel Brulée Lattes delivered to your door or shimmering the night away in your favorite light-catching threads, it’s all okay with us.
Warmth and familiarity mixed with excitement and anticipation. Like the perfect gift, this campaign is one that puts you at the center. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, bright, uplifting holiday joy is just one tap or visit away. The work includes film, print, audio ads, packaging and paper goods realized in domestic and international markets.
Our storytelling approach showcases genuine and sincere moments of human connection wreathed in beautiful product. The gift of coffee brings us together.
Friendly, approachable campaign copy is woven throughout rollstock packaging to emphasize a feeling of warmth and care.
Starbucks® Holiday Blend
Elegantly balanced, sweet and toasty. This seasonal blend combines bright Latin American beans with rich Sumatran coffee—roasted to bring out a complexity of flavor. The result is a full-bodied and vibrant cup. With smooth maple sweetness and subtle herbal notes, this comforting coffee is the perfect complement to winter mornings and fireside chats.
Starbucks® Christmas Blend
Starbucks® Christmas Blend is a return to one of our most cherished traditions. We take Sumatran beans, aged to perfection, and add them to dark-roasted beans from Guatemala, Colombia and Papua New Guinea. The flavor—rich, robust and enticing—is a tribute to the sense of warmth that surrounds us this time of year. With notes of herbs and baking spices and a chocolate finish, every sip is an invitation to feel the wonder of the season.
Christmas Blend Espresso Roast
Espresso lovers, this blend is for you—an indulgent, full-bodied coffee with notes of mulling spices, smoked vanilla and sugarplum. Sun-dried beans from Ethiopia Sidama add nuance to a classic blend of coffees from Costa Rica and Sumatra. The result is a beautifully rich cup that’s hard to resist. Cheers to a season filled with lovely weather for coffee together.
Conversational holiday lines are brought to life with interactive digital giphy stickers cusotmers can share with one another on social media.