The Happy Newspaper celebrates all that’s good in the world; a platform to share positive news and wonderful people. The first issue launched in December 2015 thanks to 73 people who pledged towards a Kickstarter campaign, which ended up reaching the target of £500 in just two days. Since then, The Happy Newspaper has been released quarterly, containing happy news which has been collected over a period of three months.
The newspaper itself is a 32 page publication organised chronologically, with news articles arranged month by month. Not only is the paper packed with only positive stories from across the globe, it also has an entire section dedicated to our Everyday Heroes. These are ordinary people, groups or organisations who YOU have nominated to feature in the paper because they add a little bit of sunshine to the world (or your world). To find out more and to nominate, click here! Not only that, we also feature articles based around a theme (previous issues include; empathy, loneliness, unity, opportunity) as well as gathering content on lifestyle, showbiz, travel, food and more!
As you may have noticed, this is not your typical newspaper. It’s purpose is not to deliver sad or terrifying news to your doorstep, which you might read once and then throw away. It’s sole purpose is to share and celebrate positive, uplifting stories that are often overlooked. For many people, understanding the idea behind the newspaper is one thing, but experiencing what a difference it makes to see and read solely positive articles is another.
The whole thing began as a very small idea in the whirlwind brain of Emily Coxhead, who began to realise the effect that the news was having on her when she was going through a difficult time herself. With a little extra help from a tiny but wonderful team The Happy News became a much bigger ‘thing’. The newspaper is still being directed, designed and illustrated by Emily in the world’s tiniest office in a little village in North West England… but has now been read by thousands of people, in all corners of the planet. Over the past 12 months The Happy News brand has expanded, Emily’s colourful greeting cards were published under The Happy News brand and can be found in most card shops in the UK (look out for the little yellow ‘Happy News’ sticker). Emily’s book is going to be published on 6th Feb 2018, ‘Make Someone Happy’ is a simple reminder that we all have the power to make someone happy. The Happy News products will be hitting shelves around Spring in the UK, which includes mugs, stationery, jewellery, gifts and much more – All individually designed by Emily, featuring her colourful illustrations and quirky handwriting.
We want to shed some light on this world we’re living in and remind people just how much good stuff happens in the world; we honestly think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This is the simple reason why we created the Happy Newspaper; to celebrate the Everyday Heroes. The people who don’t expect to be praised for what they do on a day-to-day basis, those who have turned horrific events into a time to be proud of humanity, the people who didn’t help somebody else to go viral on Facebook but because they make us believe this world has the potential to be better.
Founder, director, creator, designer, illustrator, promoter and postman of ‘The Happy Newspaper’.
But also cookie maker, author, photographer, tea drinker, greeting card designer and other happy-thing-maker.
26-years-old from a little village in Lancashire, Emily’s aim is to ‘sprinkle a tiny bit of happiness all over the planet’.