During the Spring of 1939 when the war with Germany was almost inevitable, the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned a number of bright red posters to be displayed throughout the country upon the outbreak of war. The plan for the posters was to relay a message from King George VI to his people that all capable measures to defend the country were being taken. Using the crown of King George VI as the only graphic element, it read simply “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
Although some of the posters did make it to walls, the poster was never officially issued and so remained almost unseen by the general public. That is, until a copy turned up recently within a box of dusty books purchased from auction. With the current difficult economic times and world turmoil, they are now being produced and have become popular in England.
It's kind of catchy don't ya think? And also a GREAT mantra for
Keep Calm... (okay, at least I will keep telling myself that...)
Carry On! (how hard can it be ~ right?...RIGHT?)
For some reason it seems to make a much bigger impact in PURPLE!
If that doesn't do it for you, maybe these will:
My personal favorite:
How can you NOT be calm when you are having a cupcake? Seriously...
Unless, of course, it's chocolate and you are having it with a child who is leaving a trail of crumbs everywhere and then, of course, stepping on the moist and gooey fragments as they smoosh them into your lovely white carpet. "Keep Calm and Carry Out the Vacuum...again". *sigh*