As a Peanuts Brand Ambassador I will receive products in exchange for sharing.
This year I have been asked to be a 2016 Peanuts Ambassador and as someone who has loved that silly dog and his friends, I was thrilled to be asked. What better time too to share some Peanuts fun that with the month of love coming up!
Did you know that over the years, Charles Schulz created dozens of Valentine’s Day-themed comic strips? Many of the strips revolved around Charlie Brown’s eagerness to receive valentines…only to be disappointed, every. single. time.
Other times Charlie Brown’s stomach was in knots as he received a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl or had to give her one.
Did you know that in real life, the Little Red-Haired Girl was a co-worker of Schulz’ named Donna Johnson Wold? Wold and Schulz eventually became romantically involved and dated for three years, but in 1950 when Schulz proposed to her, she turned him down, saying she was already engaged. Schulz was devastated, but he and Donna remained friends for the rest of his life.
Other than comic strips, Peanuts has two primetime TV specials devoted to Valentine’s Day. The first one, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, originally aired on CBS on January 28, 1975 and now airs every year on ABC.
The second TV special, A Charlie Brown Valentine, is the 40th special. It was initially broadcast on February 14, 2002 on ABC where it continues to air now. In this special, Charlie Brown attempts to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl.
Luckily the specials are also on DVD so if you miss it on television or want to watch it year round, there is a DVD to own!
Every year, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang can be found on hundreds of different Valentine’s Day gifts, including cards, plush, books, candy and much more! This year, for the first time, Oriental Trading is offering an array of colorful Peanuts toys, party supplies, and crafts for Valentine’s Day. Also new are adorable Peanuts Pez and a ready-to-read book, called Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown, from Simon and Schuster. And, returning by popular demand, are Whitman’s chocolates featuring a Snoopy plush, A Charlie Brown Valentine DVDs from Warner Home Entertainment, and holiday cards from Hallmark.
I am actually going to use these adorable treat boxes as Valentine’s Day gifts for my daughter preschool class!
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