Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keep Calm and Move On?

KEEP CALM AND BLOG ON, 5x7 Poster (IMPERIAL VIOLET featured) BUY 3 GET ONE FREE
etsy- of course

When the British World War II  "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters came out a few years ago they were a big hit.  Everyone loved them, etsy stores sold out of the posters.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I stress- a lot, easily, and sometimes without much of a reason.  So I bought these-
Keep Calm and Carry On Postcards- Set of 4

One for school and one for my desk at home.

And my sweet friend Amigh bought me this

PAPERWEIGHT Keep Calm and Carry On GLASS round pink-red 2.5 inches

Funny story about that paperweight.  I keep it at school, one day last year I was getting annoyed at my computer and my student, (who has some pretty significant emotional and behavioral management issues himself) just held it up in front of me.  Cracked us both up.

You can now get that infamous slogan on anything from tote bags to band aids.
 
The market is also full of Keep Calm knock-offs, such as the "Keep Calm and Blog On" poster.  Have a career, passion, hobby, baby, or celebrate a holiday?  You can find one (or more) variations for you!

So what do you think?  Is the trend over?  Do you still love the saying- if you ever did? How do you feel about the knock-offs?  Most important, do you have either in your house?

3 comments:

Emily said...

I love the original...the knock-offs I'm not so sure about!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I like it all. I don't know that I'd buy the knockoffs, but I have an original saying postcard in my office. I like it.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I love the original - does it help reduce stress? I think I might need a few for myself. I tend to stress about the little stuff too.