Keep Calm and . . .

Have you seen all of the “Keep Calm” signs on the internet, lately?

They’re usually pretty amusing (Keep Calm and Eat a Cookie),

and sometimes quite inspiring (Keep Calm and Count Your Blessings).


I did a little research and discovered that the original slogan (the one you see below) was on a poster created by the British government in the early days of World War II. It was part of series of three that were intended to raise the morale of the British people in the event of invasion. Full story here.

More recently (in 2000), a copy of a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster turned up in a 2nd-hand book store in the UK. Because it was in the public domain by that time, the owners of the bookshop began to print copies at customers’ requests.


Since then, the pithy saying has taken fire! It seems everyone is having a ball thinking of different versions.

I have a few prepared but I thought it would be fun to have your suggestions! I’ll make little “blog posters” and show them here from time to time (with credit to you!). πŸ™‚

So what would you say?

“Keep Calm and ________”?




Keep Calm and . . . — 15 Comments

  1. Keep Calm and Carry a song in your heart.

    Today’s Celebrations
    6/2 National Bubba Day (today is the day to celebrate people named Bubba) (Bubba is also the Yiddish word for grandmother)
    6/2 Yell ‘Fudge’ at the Cobras in North America Day ( In order to keep poisonous cobra snakes out of North America, all citizens are asked to go outdoors at noon local time and yell β€œfudge!” Fudge makes cobras gag, and the mere mention of it makes them skeedaddle) I promise you I do not make these days up!
    6/2 National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day (Yum!)

  2. Keep calm and Wait Your Turn

    Keep calm and Sniff Your Coffee

    Keep calm and Run Faster

    Keep calm and Pay The Bill


  3. I must not get around much because I haven’t seen them. But one of my favorite things to say when I leave work, or to anyone I know has a dog, is Go home and pet your puppy.

    Keep Calm and Hug Your Pet
    Keep Calm and Eat A Cupcake
    Keep Calm and Smile

    I’ll be thinking about this all day, looking for the perfect saying to reflect my always positive attitude.

    O, I got it..Keep Calm and Have A Cup…I’m ALWAYS saying I’m going to relax and have a cup of coffee. Yep…Thats ME.

    xx, Carol

  4. Keep Calm & Grab the Mop!


    Keep Calm & Take a Xanax! (or a drink if you are so inclined)

    You can see how things are around my house with a crawling baby and a teen!
    As I type this, Robert just pulled over a lamp! GTG!!!

  5. Keep Calm and Breathe

    Keep Calm and Sing

    Keep Calm and Sit a Spell

    Keep Calm and Say Yes

    Keep Calm and Say No πŸ˜€

    Keep Calm and the Snake will stop going up your leg. LOL!!

    I am having fun with these.

  6. Wow, Kids!
    I am LOVING all of your “Keep Calm” sayings!
    It’s FUN!

    ( and Donna, You are cracking me up with your ever-growing list!!!)

  7. This IS fun!

    Are there cobras in North America? I was not aware….not indigenous, at least.

    Oh, I just read it again, to keep them OUT of North America, gotcha.

    Everyone has such postitive sayings! Makes me smile. πŸ™‚

    BTW, I know several people named Bubba, My next door neighbor growing up was a little girl named Bubba (well, nicknamed, but that is what she went by).

  8. Ok. Funny story…..
    We nicknamed our youngest daughter “Bubba”. πŸ˜‰
    (I KNOW!!!)

    Actually, I had the little cartoon character “Baba Looey” in mind when I started calling her that but, with my Boston accent, it really sounds as if I’m saying “bubba”.

    I also call her “Bubba-Lou”. πŸ˜‰ (In recent years, she has taken to calling me “Momma-Lou!)

    Always an amazingly happy kid – she never had any objections to being called bubba. Of course, we only used the name at home. If you are familiar with the cartoon character, you might understand why it seemed a perfect name for a cute little sidekick. “Baba-Looey” was Quick Draw McGraw’s little pal.

    Tell me – am I the only one old enough to know who the heck Quick Draw Mc Graw was? LOL

  9. keep calm and go on facebook ..
    keep calm and freak out ..
    keep calm and do whatever you want ..
    keep calm and go mad ..
    keep calm and drink beer ..
    keep calm and go shopping ..
    keep calm and dont bother ..
    keep calm and drink tea ..
    keep calm and be british ..
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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