Monday, May 17, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

Perhaps you've heard about the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters from London. The history is fascinating:

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 most all days.

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*


The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Hahaha! Jodi that is FUNNY!!! And I just saw what you wrote next to my bow button! You are SOOOOOOOOOOOO sweet! Thank you!

Jodi said...

No Rachel, YOU are the sweet one! Thanks sooooooooooooo much again! You are so talented and amazing!

deb said...

Love this. It's gonna be my new mantra! Not sure if I want the KeepCalm and Carry On or Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake...
Love em both!


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