Collecting Small Plastic Art

I love graphic art, fonts, design. And doodles. I know some of you do, too. I have collected Starbucks Gift Cards just for these elements in different designs. From about 2007 through 2018, I’ve collected gift cards at Starbucks just because I like looking at the designs. Some collect baseball cards. This is a variation on that.

As I continue to simplify my life and my stuff, this weekend I took pictures of my collection. Then I tossed out the cards out into the plastic recycling bin. My collection has ended, but I wanted to share the images. If you are interested in image and design, too, you might enjoy this post. The photos contain the cards that appealed to me. Starbucks produced many, many more cards than pictured here. I wonder how the design team dreams up the looks year after year.

Birthdays, congratulations, and a couple dancing gift cards
California, Los Angeles, and Seattle (home of the original Starbucks) cards
Cups of coffee cards
Coffee shop cards…
Spring and summer cards
Fall cards and a fox
Christmas trees
Christmas, Happy Holidays, and winter cards
Thank you cards…thanks for reading this post!

Stay charming, my friends! Happy 2019!

Happy New Year 2018

I wish you all a wonderful 2018 filled with special moments, great experiences, and precious times with those who matter most to you. I’m taking the week off from writing a blog post. I’ll see you next week. I hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! And if you are a college football fan, I hope your team wins, unless of course your team is playing my team!

Stay charming in 2018, friends.

January 2018 Calendar Photo

A new start! January in my Sierra Club calendar