March 6, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

I'm not sure about other parts of the world, but since the recent wedding of William and Kate, New Zealand seems to have embraced it's British roots a little more.  Every gift store seems to have a display of Union Jack homeware.  And among the mugs, tea towels and spoons, you will inevitably find something printed with the famous slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On".

The other day I came across a fantastic clip on You Tube on the history of this famous phrase.  I knew it was a war time poster but as one friend said - it's seems to mean so much more when you know it's story.

Isn't that gorgeous!  More recently, people have been making up their own "Keep Calm and ..." slogans.  In particular is the Keep Calm Shop on Etsy who have come up with almost every Keep Calm variation you can think of.  Some of our favourites are

They offer custom Keep Calm signs as well which would be such an amazing personal gift.  Pop on over and check them out.

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