My Starbucks bearista bear collection.
Holly Bae, Grade 10
In Asia, many people buy the bearista bears to collect, give as a present, and decorate their homes. The bears are considered to be very rare because they are hard to find in Starbucks stores. Furthermore, when the holidays come, they stand on shelves and lay in buckets, waiting for their perfect owner.
In the United States, a bearista bear is retailed for $19.95.
As there are not many of the Starbucks bearista bears around the world, the bears are special to me. Sitting on top of my shelf, there is a pile of bearista bears that my aunt and I have been collecting over the past few years. Last Christmas, I walked into a Starbucks store to order a drink., but, as I turned my head, there were two different bears in a straw bucket. One was a brown teddy bear with jet-black eyelashes, and she wore a red sweater with a white star embroidered in the middle and a sparkly, golden skirt. The other was an ivory-colored bear, and he wore a red beanie with a white pom-pom, a red and white patterned sweater, and a red scarf. Both were waiting for someone to take them home, so I immediately picked the bears up and brought them to add to my collection. After that day, I have not seen any more bears in the stores I’ve visited.
The rare, limited-edition bears comfort people and decorate the living environment with warmth. The next time you walk into a Starbucks store during the holidays, try looking for the small, adorable-looking bears. These bears are not the typical teddy bears you see at stores, but instead, they are the lovable ones that are dressed in full spirit to enjoy the upcoming holidays.