This next prize package is perfect for the Peanuts Fan — or even fans of that loveable little pooch Snoopy! Peanuts has declared 2011 “The Year of Happiness Is…..” Following its debut in a 1960 comic strip, the simple phrase “Happiness is…” raised the profile of PEANUTS from popular comic strip to iconic brand, and became a catchphrase during tumultuous and uncertain times. The phrase was also made famous by the popular song “Happiness Is” from the Tony-winning musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, featuring the familiar lyrics:
Happiness is morning and evening,
Daytime and nighttime too.
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That’s loved by you.
Since its original incarnation, “Happiness is…” has come to be associated with dozens of concepts, including “a warm blanket,” “an umbrella and a raincoat,” “a pile of leaves,” and even “a sad song.” I know for me Happiness is a hug from my children, hearing them giggle from the other room or that look my husband gives me that tells me he loves me.
In celebration of 2011 being the year of “Happiness Is….”, Peanuts Worldwide is going to send one reader “Happiness in a Box”, by giving away a prize package that includes the Peanuts holiday DVD “A Charlie Brown Valentine, ” the book “Be My Valentine Charlie Brown”, the book “Happiness is a Warm Puppy,” Candy, Plush Musical Snoopy, and a fun Peanuts T-Shirt!
Entry is simple! You just need to answer the question below by leaving a comment on this site! You can even gain up to 3 bonus entries for doing each additional item listed (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 4 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.
1. Finish this sentence: “For me, Happiness is _________________________.”
3. Go to the FAQ page on Peanuts and then share something new you learned about this comic strip.
This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, January 28th. Any comments left after this cut-off will not be counted. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest.
This giveaway is part of the Grateful Giveaways Event being hosted by myself and 11 other bloggers. You can increase your chances of winning one of 12 prizes, by visiting each of them and entering the same way as you did here. You have plenty of time to get to all of them, since the contest will be open for five full days.
Since it can be confusing to remember WHICH ones you have entered, you may want to print out this spreadsheet to help you track which sites you’ve submitted entries on and which are left to be done.
As one final reminder, you will want to check out the terms of the giveaway by visting the Grateful Giveaways: Celebrating a Season of Giving Facebook page. Just click on the TERMS tab at the top of the page. (Note that by entering this contest, you agree that you have read the terms and are eligible to enter this contest).