I am a Peanuts Brand Ambassador sharing exclusive content from Snoopy and the gang! I was provided with a couple of gifts as a participant in this promotion. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
There’s not much that’s more lovable than Snoopy and the gang, especially at this time of year with Valentine’s Day right around the bend. I remember being a kid and LOVING the Sunday comics with the Peanuts gang. The Valentine’s Day comics were particularly entertaining. Poor Charlie Brown!
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Many of the strips revolve around Charlie Brown’s eagerness to receive valentines…only to be disappointed, every. single. time. In several of the strips, Charlie Brown watches forlornly as Snoopy sits atop his doghouse reading his stacks of valentines—while his own mailbox remains doggedly empty.
At other times, Charlie Brown’s stomach is in knots as he focuses on getting a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl or giving one to her, but he never quite manages to get up the nerve to approach her.
Did you know the Little Red-Haired Girl is a real person? 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.
Love Is On The Air
There are 2 Peanuts Valentine specials. The first one, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is based on the comic strip and originally aired in 1975. It’s now shown every year on ABC.
The second one, A Charlie Brown Valentine, originally broadcast on ABC in 2002 and was the first Peanuts special done with out Charles Schulz on the production team. You can watch it this year on ABC on February 12 at 8pm ET!
The Peanuts gang is generously offering one lucky See Mom Click reader the same Snoopy prize pack I received, shown above. It includes:
- Oriental Trading’s treat boxes to color
- Crayons and stickers
- Snoopy and Woodstock Pez
- Simon and Schuster’s Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown
- A Charlie Brown Valentine from Warner Home Entertainment
- Whitman’s chocolates featuring a Snoopy plush
- A Valentine card from Hallmark
This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ only and will end at 11:59pm ET on Monday February 8, 2016. I’ve teamed up with She Saved to make this a joint giveaway and we’ll have TWO winners!