Monday Morning Inspiration

Mondays are tough… especially rainy ones like the one we are having today! On days like this I like to remember this:

This poster is everywhere anymore! I was curious the meaning behind it and was surprised to see it was made in 1939 during the beginning of World War II.  Good ol’ Wikipedia states,

“It was intended to be distributed in order to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster. Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers.  The designer of the poster is not known.

In 2000, a copy of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was rediscovered … Since Crown Copyright expires on artistic works created by the UK government after 50 years, the image is now in the public domain. The store’s owners, Stuart and Mary Manley, were thus able to reprint copies at customers’ requests, as did others, inside and outside Britain. It has inspired ranges of clothing, mugs, doormats, baby clothes and other merchandise from various vendors, plus a book of motivational quotations. Parodies of the poster, with similar type but changing the phrase or the logo have also been sold.”

How interesting! I was never one for paying close attention in history class but I really don’t think they taught this!  I always chuckle when I see the above referenced ‘parody posters’ on Pinterest – I actually created a board for them! Here are a few of my favorites.

 

and of course….

What are your favorite Keep Calm sayings??

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