Peanuts, a beloved American comic strip, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, ran for fifty years in the daily and Sunday newspapers. The strip is considered to be one of the most popular in the history of the medium, with over 17,000 strips published. It has been described as “the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field,” based on the theme of “the great American un-success story.” The main character, Charlie Brown is portrayed as nervous and lacking self-confidence–being unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football.
Peanuts has seen considerable success for its television specials–A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. As a child, it was a tradition to decorate our home for the holidays while these specials were on in the background. We enjoyed listening to the sweet young voices of the Peanuts gang, while hanging ornaments and tinsel on the tree.
Our huge selection of Hallmark Ornaments includes pieces from 1977-2011. You’re bound to find your favorite scenes and characters from the classic comic strip that we hold dearly in our hearts. The following ornaments are a few of our new and old favorites from over the years.
One of our favorite 2011 ornaments is a classic Peanuts Gang moment as Charlie Brown and Linus stick out their tongues to taste falling snow flakes, as Lucy sits back and makes sure they get their fill. This catches a great scene of our favorite characters in the winter season.
The leader of the pack and most recognized character, Snoopy, is featured wearing his red Santa hat, with Woodstock, racing down the hill on his inner tube sled. The sled is decorated with racing flames and dated 2011 on the front. This miniature Hallmark Ornament is a complement to the Winter Fun with Snoopy miniature ornament series.
These ornaments are great additions to your tree if you’re planning on a Peanuts theme this holiday season. Get prepared early for the holidays by previewing our entire collection on the website. We guarantee you’ll find a beautiful piece that will create many more memories for your family to enjoy.