||"Dixie Rising" is a pretty fitting slogan to put on a coffee mug in general, but that it's part of a beautiful piece of unreconstructed artwork is an added benefit.
It's quite ingenious really. Poetic even. Resisting the wiles of the carpet baggers and scalawags of our day and the devil that they serve has to start somewhere... and for most of us, that starts with a nice, warm cup of joe at the beginning of our day.
What's that you say? It's too early to be reading latin? Never fear soldier! The inspiring slogan is printed in English in capital letters as well.
I ordered the entire set of these mugs & in short order after receiving them in the mail I was compelled to retire all of my old mugs except my commemorative Media Bypass mug.
We're told in scripture to do everything as unto the Lord, and while this can be challenging thing to apply to every part of our lives, one could argue that commemorating the great Christian causes of history and paying homage to the Christian heroes who fought for them with every sip we take is as valiant an effort as any; so these mugs representing a means to that end is in my estimation a huge selling point.
Maybe you'd just like to use them to show your southern pride though... *I suppose* they'd be suitable for that as well. ;-)
The mugs themselves seem sturdy enough, especially for the price point. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect CRC to print anything on a super resilient mug without having to charge more--though I'd love to see these designs printed/made available on some steins, etc. as well.
Something for CRC to work towards perhaps?
I'd also give a top notch rating to the actual artwork, which is vibrant, easy to read and high quality.
I don't suppose any review would be very thorough without addressing the packaging of the product, which was hardly disappointing either.
CRC seems to spare no expense on this front, as I received all 5 of mine wrapped in heavy duty bubble wrap wound tightly around each mug individually and taped fast.
In summation, from the quality of the printed design on the mug to the very way the product is packaged and delivered, these mugs are clearly not just another piece of generic rebel memorabilia, but a labor of love celebrating our Confederate heritage and the spirit of righteous resistance to the machinations of evil forces.
5/5 Must have for every Confederate-loving home and/or as a great gift item for another unreconstructed southerner in your life.
CRC doesn't have these listed as a set at this time, but I would strongly recommend them doing so, just to give people that option.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]