Once I decided on a name for my blog, my daughter thought it would be a cute idea to create a poster on the ever so popular Keep Calm and Carry On website. This website is very entertaining and basically allows you to create your own Keep Calm poster. With their Keep Calm Creator, you can play around with background colors, text colors, fonts and logos. Once you’ve created your poster, you can purchase items such as, mouse pads, key chains and iPhone cases with the poster image on them.
So, where did this “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster come from? Many don’t know the history behind it, but the slogan was created for the third in a series of WWII posters drawn up by the UK Ministry of Information in order to boost the morale of the British people by passing on a message from King George VI. The original posters were the popular ones we’ve seen everywhere…white text on red background with the image being the royal crown of George VI. The reason that it’s become so popular is because the now famous poster was rediscovered in a box of old books bought at auction in one of the largest and most popular secondhand bookshops in Britain, Barter Books. The owners hung it up in their shop, and soon after customers were asking if they could buy it, so the shop owners started selling fax copies of the poster.
My daughter has a lot of fun with this website, as there are many combinations you can make of this poster, even using your own colorful background. You can also scroll through their gallery of posters that others have created, and edit them to your liking. After playing around with it for a while, she created this poster for me in honor of my blog. Isn’t it cute?
What do you keep calm about?