Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Peanuts Gang

As a Peanuts Brand Ambassador I will receive products in exchange for sharing.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I am actually going to use these adorable treat boxes as Valentine’s Day gifts for my daughter preschool class!

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WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a Peanuts Valentine’s Day Prize Pack

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  1. Buddy Garrett says:

    We grew up with Charley Brown and the Peanurs Gang. We have so many fond memories of the Gang at Christmas.

  2. Leah Shumack says:

    We are big Snoopy fans in my house! My daughter is growing up to be obsessed with them too!

  3. I like the Peanuts gang.

  4. I have always loved the Peanuts especially Snoopy!

  5. Daniel Scott says:

    My wife and I grew up with the Peanuts and we enjoy watching their specials and movies as a whole family now.

  6. robin smith says:

    I LOVE the Peanuts gang. I grew up with the comic strips and loved getting the books for my birthday to reread the comics anytime I wanted.

  7. I’m a big Peanuts fan! Snoopy is my favorite but I love all the characters.

  8. I love snoopy and woodstock.

  9. Laura Unger says:

    We love Peanuts! The only one we don’t have is the Valentine’s one! I’d love to win this for my two little boys! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Jackie McMillan says:

    Takes me back to my childhood in the 70’s!

  11. This looks so great. I love Snoopy a lot, so I would love to see this. I would like to thank you for giving all of us this chance to win this.

  12. HAve loved Peanuts since I was a kiddo and now my daughter does too…

  13. Lorena Keech says:

    I can be having a bad day and if I read a cartoon with Snoopy in it, I feel so much better.

  14. Angela Saver says:

    We are huge Peanuts fan! Thanks for the chance at this!

  15. Melissa robinson says:

    We have a family friend who is a huge snoopy fan. She has this snoopy that dances and when my son was a little toddler he was terrified of it. he would run away from it whenever someone would turn it on.

  16. kathy pease says:

    I always loved the peanuts specials as a kid..Hell I still do at 50

  17. I absolutely love Snoopy!

  18. I like Charlie Brown…and Pigpen

  19. laurie murley says:

    We love watching the peanuts gang all the time, there so good

  20. have always liked snoopy!

  21. Leanne Godfrey says:

    I think Woodstock is so sweet and funny!

  22. vera wilson says:

    Wow!! Those have become some of the fav for my kids, and now their kids.

  23. William C Karcher says:

    Love Peanuts for 40 years also !

  24. Denise Welch says:

    Over forty years I been watching them and still love them

  25. Sher Lambing says:

    I am a huge fan of Peanuts! I have been for years! Thank you for the chance!

  26. Jenny Willis says:

    I love Snoopy

  27. janet woodling says:

    I love the whole Peanuts gang.

  28. I adore Snoopy and there is something about Snoopy and valentines taht just go together.

  29. My kids love Snoopy! and Pez! and chocolate!

  30. Annmarie W. says:

    I’ve always loved the Peanuts: watching the holiday specials, reading the comic strip in the paper when I was young. My favorite character is Marcie!

  31. I have always been a fan of Woodstock!

  32. Liberty Boblett says:

    I love the Peanuts gang! We have all the holiday dvd’s and love watching them together as a family.

  33. Charlene S. says:

    I’ve been a fan of Peanuts for 40 years. Snoopy & Woodstock are my faves.

  34. Terry Maigi says:

    My daughter loves the Peanuts gang! She would be so excited if we win!

  35. I LOVE everything Peanuts!!!!!!

  36. I love watching the Peanuts specials on TV!

  37. Peanuts movies bring back a lot of good childhood memories.

  38. I have always loved Peanuts

  39. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I have always adores Peanuts and Snoopy

  40. I love watching the Peanuts cartoons with my kids. The characters are cute.

  41. vickie Couturier says:

    my husband is a huge Charlie Brown fan,,poor Charlie never gets a break

  42. Peanuts is my favorite! Still have my snoopy coffee mug.

  43. Maryann D. says:

    I loved Peanuts when I was young. My son also enjoyed it too. Charlie Brown is my favorite character.

  44. Susan Hartman says:

    Charlie Brown is such a sweet character. I especially love the Christmas special.

  45. Christy Caldwell says:

    I have loved Peanuts since I can remember being alive. I look forward to the “specials” on TV each holiday so I can see them again. My boys love them now too. Peanuts rock.

  46. My Dad & son love Peanuts & saw the movie at the theater together last year 🙂

  47. I love Peanuts. I just ordered a Peanuts cookie jar and salt/pepper shakes.

  48. We haven’t seen the new Peanuts movie yet, but it looks really cute! Usually when they do a remake of older cartoon characters, it’s all new-looking and doesn’t have that great retro feel to it. However, judging by the commercials and the movie trailer, this movie seems to be staying close the Charles Schulz’s original creation. That makes me so happy!

  49. Annie fajardo says:

    Absolutely love a peanuts and so does my littl girl! She loves anything and everything snoopy! Wish I could share a picture of her with her snoopys!

  50. I am a huge Peanuts fan going all the way back to when I was a kid. This past Christmas, I got 2 new Snoopy’s for my collection. 🙂 My kids love the characters, and we look forward to when that new movie is released on DVD.

  51. Darlene Carbajal says:

    This is so cute! Snoopy is my fave!

  52. Everyone in his house loves the Peanuts characters and movies.

  53. crystle tellerday says:

    my aunt toni loves the peanuts

  54. Debbie Welchert says:

    The Peanuts crew has been around for so long and we still enjoy watching them. Charlie Brown will always be my favorite character of them all.

  55. Everyone loves Snoopy, right?! The Valentines are adorable!

  56. I’m a big fan of Snoopy

  57. My husband has loved Peanuts since he was a child. I would love to win this to share with him and our kids!

  58. Holden Humphreys says:

    I like when Snoopy tries to type a novel while sitting on his doghouse.

    “It was a dark and stormy night”

  59. My family and I love the Peanuts gang.

  60. The kids in the Peanuts gang are all so sweet.

  61. christina moore says:

    I like charlie Brown, this would make a great gift for my granddaughter, she loves snoopy

  62. Denise B. says:

    I prefer the original “Peanuts” over the newer version.

  63. I love Snoopy

  64. Woodstock is the cutest bird.

  65. these are the best shows

  66. Julie Lundstrom says:

    We love The Peanuts. We have a Snoopy bedroom and a Snoopy bathroom.

  67. Audra O'Hara says:

    Oh I just love the Peanuts; they’ve been a fave of mine since I was little. What a cute prize pack; the PEZ are so unique. My daughter would really enjoy this; especially the video.

  68. Ive loved Charlie Brown since I was a kid. I think Linus is cute. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  69. My favorite character is Sally. She is so funny.

  70. My aunt loved Woodstock. At 80 years of age, she got a small Woodstock tattoo on her upper arm, that’s how much she loved him 🙂

  71. Christine Womack says:

    I grew up with the Peanuts gang. It is good, clean fun anything that is associated with the Peanuts gang. The whole family can watch anything associated with Peanuts.

  72. These great Valentine’s Peanuts show are nice for the whole family to watch together.

  73. Suzanne Greene says:

    Woodstock is just so adorable.

  74. Lisa Williams says:

    I love the Peanuts gang,Snoopy and Woodstock were always my favorites,they are so cute together.

  75. elizabeth miller says:

    I grew up loving the Peanuts gang. I took my daughter and her friends to see the new movie-they’re 10 and it was funny because I laughed at things in the movie that go back to when I was little and watched the cartoon that they had no clue about so they were looking at me like I was nuts.

  76. I like Linus the best.

  77. bill norris says:

    Benn reading the Peanuts since i was a wee lad back in the 80’s.

  78. I like the watching the peanuts specials on holidays.

  79. laura feist says:

    ilove snoopy

  80. My grandson absolutely loves Snoopy! What cute products!

  81. I love Snoopy! He’s adorable.

  82. My mom loves watching the Peanuts Specials every holiday. 🙂