Keep Calm and…

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Perhaps you’ve seen the plethora of “Keep Calm” posters circulating the internet? They seem to be especially popular on etsy and visual sharing sites like pinterest. Do you know the origin of these posters? Wikipedia explains:

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public under the threat of impending invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. There are only two known surviving examples of the poster outside of government archives

Once I learned the history behind this iconic poster, it made me really appreciate the message even more. It seems very British to me to “keep calm and carry on” in the face of turmoil. A good example for all of us! I’ve become quite enamored with this theme and have been collecting my own favorite interpretations of the “Keep Calm” message.

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I actually purchased this one as a print for my home office (I got the black and white version)

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Love this one found on etsy – great advice!

Keep Calm and Eat Cupcakes and then Carry On print

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Another fun Etsy find. Wouldn’t this be cute in a beach house?

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Of course a bath always helps one stay calm.

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Just changing the words can be funny.

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Some just use the design to convey a different message. Do you remember this image from an un-digi post back in January? I still love this one!

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I will leave you with my words of wisdom for today…

Keep Calm and Digi Scrap Winking smile