This was a question often posted to me when I post my yearly photos with my newly acquired Starbucks planner. Those who do not know me think that I am just joining the hype and making the planner a status symbol while those who do know me, know that I have been collecting these Starbucks planners since it started way back in 2003. I know this because it was my first year of becoming addicted to Starbucks since I was working for a call center.
I have a planner because I have plans in life, thoughts to write down, and memories to preserve.
The Starbucks planner has seen me through so many ups and downs. It has seen me meet so many interesting people because I would always ask the person in front of me if he or she was getting his sticker and if not, then I'd introduce myself and ask for it. Sometimes, when I have too many stickers, I have also given it to someone who needs it more.
The Starbucks planner is not just another planner to me. It is tradition. I give the 2nd planner I get to my little brother who uses it religiously and I give the rest to friends who may not be coffee drinkers but wants to have it. I give out the ones I get but do not have anyone to give to anymore to random strangers. It also becomes a reason to induce mandatory get together so that you can meet friends and get their stickers for your planner. Hitting two birds with one stone is what I always say while my friends grumble wholeheartedly.
Sticker collecting can be a happy moment for a lot of people. Families and friends can help each other out which is what I initially forced the people around me to do but has now become a tradition. I'm glad that there is one other thing that I can look forward to during the Christmas season and it is completing the stickers on my Starbucks card.
What's your Starbucks planner story?
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