Smiley Face Cookie Jar

Submitted by MyFunCloset February 27th, 2010
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The Smiley face and “Have a Happy Day”, or was it “Nice Day”? … was THE image & phrase new to the world of the early 70’s. I think the Smiley artist got something like $30 for his efforts. The rest is history.

3 Responses to “Smiley Face Cookie Jar”

  1. Allee Willis

    Truthfully, back in the 70s when they spread over the pop culture landscape thicker than Astroturf, I found anything smiley face really annoying, Through the years I’ve come to accept them as happy icons of their time and have lightened up to the point where I’ve even collected some smiley cups and glasses. I for sure would have popped down the coin for this cookie jar. He has a much nicer smile than most and the overall shape is superb. Also unique is the fact that almost all smiley face artifacts said “have a nice day”. I prefer it as it is here, “have a happy day”, as it seems more psychologically evolved. I’d much rather be in a ‘happy’ state than merely ‘nice’.

    I hope there are chocolate chip cookies in this.

    • MyFunCloset

      This was a $2 thrill from a yard sale about 5 years ago. It’s actually a McCoy that really made my day. I don’t have the heart to use it as an everyday cookie jar. If I did, it would probably get chipped and that would be sad.
      Yes, “happy” is good, “nice” is ho-hum. After all this was the 70’s and happiness was the goal.