I don’t know why I like to collect things. I suppose it’s part learned behavior, part OCD and part sickness (as my family calls it). And for the most part I do fairly well limiting my collections to small items as my wife and I like to keep a simple home without lots of stuff around. So Starbucks cards and Christmas ornaments are my thing.
Collecting is normal enough I suppose, but the desire in me to catalog them, photograph and create this displays, well that’s quite another. Whether it is odd, crazy or or a useful tool, you decide. But here it is for your enjoyment. Ok, perhaps mine too as I do enjoy this random and very detailed venture.
For those of you who collect cards, there are better resources to know what has been released: BucksCards and CardLovers. They offer a complete catalog of release sorted by many options. I just have a photo display of my collection, and while fairly large, it’s not complete in the international area. I also don’t collect Starbucks mugs or bears either, but those have various sites that catalog all releases.
But for ornaments, there just has not been a standard source. So I set out to discover all the ornaments that Starbucks has released since they began in 1999. Many in a collectors group helped out and it seems we continue to discover more. But for now, this site offers the most complete listing of ornament releases. I have most of them in my collection, and when I don’t, I put a blank image with name and release year. (If you have an ornament I don’t, feel free to make an offer so that this photo catalog, and my collection, can be complete.
I hope you enjoy.
And for legal purposes I should say that neither I nor this site are affiliated with Starbucks.