Love is in the air – can you feel it! It’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day and your own Sweet Babboo! This year Peanuts sent me a package filled with love and great new Peanuts Valentine’s day products. Inside we have everything from craft boxes, crayons, stickers, A Charlie Brown Valentine, an early reader book, chocolates and even PEZ! Besides being extremely adorable – the box instantly makes you feel loved!
Are you ready for Valentines and some sweet Valentine’s goodies? Here are some fun facts about Peanuts Comic Strips and Valentine’s Day:
- Over the years, Charles Schulz created dozens of Valentine’s Day-themed comic strips.
- 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.
- 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.
- Most recently, the Little Red-Haired Girl took center stage in the critically acclaimed The Peanuts Movie, which debuted in November 2015. The film marks the first time the character, voiced by Francesca Capaldi of Disney’s “Dog with a Blog,” speaks.
- Other recurring stories of unrequited love include Lucy pestering Schroeder for a valentine and Sally pursuing Linus (in vain) by giving him a valentine.
- Sally’s pet name for Linus, “Sweet Babboo,” was inspired by Schulz’ wife, Jeannie Schulz, who called her husband the same thing. Linus apparently feels differently about the pet name than Schulz did—almost every time Sally uses the term of endearment, Linus screams, “I’m not your Sweet Babboo!”
There are so many ways you can show your love for your own Sweet Babboo or love of your life! 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.
Since we’re having a Peanuts Valentine’s Day in our house, we’re sharing some of the love with our readers. Peanuts is giving one of our readers a great Peanuts Valentine’s day gift box!
What can you win?
- Oriental Trading’s treat box 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.
Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me: What your favorite Peanuts Valentine’s Comic Strip or product. Or tell me what your plans are for Valentine’s Day! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!
I work so we will probably just go out to eat on Saturday.
Making the drive to spend the holiday weekend with the adults kids and my 3yo niece 🙂
I don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day.
Right now I don’t really have any plans for Valentines Day. I will probably take my son out to eat and bake some cookies.
I like Snoopy the best. My son always looks for The Peanuts comics in our Sunday Paper.
For Valentine’s Day I will stay home and do some baking with the kids.
I will be spending Valentine’s day with my kids
We will have a nice quiet dinner at home. My husband is great on the grill… so we will eat well.
I love A Charlie Brown Christmas, we watching it every year!
I like the Sally and Linus Sweet Babboo comic
My husband and I are going out to dinner for Valentine’s day.
For Valentine’s Day, I will be going out to dinner with my husband. It should be a nice day!
Love Snoopy coloring books!
I like the Oriental Trading’s treat box to color…. that is nice.
I will be spending the evening with my husband and we will have a quiet dinner out!
I think my favorite Peanuts product would be the Snoopy Pez dispenser.
I would love to watch a movie with my son on Valentine’s Day and eat lots of candy!
I will have just got out of the hospital from hip surgery on Valentine’s Day — so no big plans. I’m sure hubby will do something, though.
I think I will make some chocolate brownies for my husband… he loves homemade brownies.
I will be going to see a movie and going to dinner on Valentine’s Day!
we will go to a family dinner
We are going out to dinner for Valentine’s day
Only plans I have for valentines day is setting up baby registries.
I like the Crayons and Stickers part of the giveaway. The kids love to color and anything with stickers is a hit.
Sally and her everlasting love for Linus! That girl never gives up and it makes the best Valentine’s comics. Thanks for the chance!
I will be going out to dinner with my husband and going to see an awesome movie!
I am going out to dinner with my husband.
Our Valentine’s Day plans are to have a nice quiet evening alone at home watching movies and ordering Chinese.
We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
Snoopy is my fave.
We are going to have a picnic at the beach, just the 2 of us! We have 5 kiddos so that is HUGE for us! 🙂
Staying in and cooking!
We love our Peanuts shirts- they are so cute!
For Valentine’s Day I will probably make my husband breakfast. He will like that.
We like Snoopy the best and we like the Peanuts Comic strips.
1/31 We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
I plan to spend Valentine’s day with my son, my true love 🙂
Dinner with my boyfriend
I like the book Simon and Schuster’s Happy Valentine’s Day Charlie Brown. I want to read this to the children.
Snoopy has always been my favorite Peanut character. I even have a Basset named Snoopy girl.:)
I am going to have so much fun going out to dinner with my husband!
I plan to cook my husband his favorite meal for Valentines day and do to the school and have lunch with my grandsons
My favorite is Whitman’s chocolates featuring a Snoopy plush. Candy and Snoopy, doesn’t get much better than that.
I have a little Snoopy hot wheels car from the 70’s. Now my daughter plays with it; it’s so cute and I’ve never seen another one like it.
No big plans for Valentine’s day; probably going out for dinner or a movie.
I like that I will be going out to dinner and seeing a great movie with my husband on Valentine’s Day!
I love Snoopy!
2/2 Snoopy is my favorite character.
Woodstock has always been my favorite peanuts character.
Oh I am going to be staying home on Valentines day and watching my grandson so the kids can go out. We are going to play some games, and make cupcakes!
I would love to get the Snoopy Dog as a gift. Snoopy is ageless and is great for everyone.
I am going to be going out to my favorite restaurant for dinner, and will be taking in a movie also on Valentine’s Day!
2/3 We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
I just saw the prettiest Peanuts canvas that has Snoopy and Charlie sitting on the dock staring at the stary night. I want it!!!
I am going to cook for my husband. He will grill but I will make some of his favorite sides and adding brownies.
It will be so much fun going out to dinner. Taking a walk and seeing a good movie!
2/4 We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
The snoopy valentines day comic is one of my favorites! he’s always been my favorite character xo. for valentines day I want to surprise my family with something nice, have a candle lit dinner under the stars, and then have a board game or movie night!
We are going to stay home and have a nice meal.
I really like to get the Oriental Trading’s treat box to color and work on it with the children.
I am getting real excited about going on my Date with my husband. We are going out to dinner!
Peaking of that Peanuts canvas.. I GOT IT! Ships today and it will be perfect hanging in my son’s room! I shop at night lol
2/5 We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
I love Schroeder
Our plans for Valentines is to have a quiet dinner at home. We are picking our favorite foods to have.
I like any cute Snoopy stuffed animals.
Snoopy is the best . He is fun loving, adventures, smart and so adorable
For Valentine’s Day, I will be staying home with the family.
Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day!
my favorite character is snoopy. he is so cute.
2/6 We plan to have a date night at home and watch a movie.
I’m going out to dinner with my husband on valentines day.
We plan to have a cozy night at home for Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
I love Snoopy and I am not doing anything for Valentine’s Day.
I love the PEZ® Peanuts® Valentine Woodstock & Snoopy Dispensers for the holiday. I will probably fix a heart themed meal for my family for Valentine’s Day.
I love , “Sweet Babboo,” because it is exactly how a child would react. I love the peanuts.
Nothing much besides maybe have a bit of chocolate.
I like the pez dispensers.
I had a beagle when I was 10 and he was just as loyal as Snoopy, he passed away when he was 14. He was my best friend, everyone should have a loving pet in their lives.
I am watching the grandkids so my daughter and her husband can go out lol!
I might be out of town still because my friend’s daughter is getting married on the 13th.
I’ll be going out to dinner with my husband for Valentine’s Day!
We are going to dinner then a concert. and I adore the cartoon when charlie brown goes after his love..
We are going to stay home for Valentine’s Day. I am going to make a heart shaped red cake and a nice dinner for the family.
I like the Valentine Snoopy.
We are meeting with our realtor to finally sell the house I’ve wanted to be free of for almost 14 years.
I don’t really have plans for V day..maybe a drive to the coast if it’s nice.
I have no Valentines Day plans. Any Peanuts strip with Pigpen is hilarious!
For Valentines, we are talking about going to a new restaurant that just opened in town. That would be nice too.
We are spending the day with our children. Thank you!
We will be going to a movie on Valentine’s Day.
My husband is a long distance truck driver so my plans for V-Day are to hang out with and love my kiddos!
I love any kind of chocolate. No def plans right now. I know I have to work, but sure we will go out to dinner
Dinner and then watching The Walking Dead with my husband. Thank you!
I hope my sweetie takes me out to dinner. Thanks!
I will be working on Valentine’s Day not sure what else I am doing
My plans are just a quiet dinner out with my husband.
We plan to have a low key Valentines Day at home with our newborn this year!
I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day! Good luck all! 🙂 #SnoopyRocks
My wife and I will have a meal at home with a bottle of wine. Keeping it simple this year.
our fave character is snoopy, we have a puppy who looks just like him. i dont have any plans for V-day.
My favorite character is Lucy. When i was little, I dressed as Lucy for Halloween. My Valentine’s plans are to relax and watch movies and bake before i have to go in to work. We actually celebrated more today, and we went fishing.
I love the Valentine’s Day Snoopy.
My favorite character is ReRun. He is Linus’ little brother and not in the strip very often, but he and Linus are my favorites.
I love both the Peanuts cartoons and the comic strips. For Valentine’s Day, I usually give small gifts or candy to my kids. I do like to do something to make them feel special.