Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Keepin' Calm 'n' Carryin' On...
"Keep Calm and Carry On" sachets certainly do keep on going, making, I suppose, wonderful gifts for the nervous and jittery types. Or, maybe a nice gift for those who just need to be reminded to take a breather now and again in the midst of all of the hub-bub.
Keep Calm and Carry On first came into being by the British Government in the very beginning of the second World War when posters were placed throughout London and the rest of the country to help bolster the spirit of the Brits while under the threat of a German invasion. The meaning of the poster was meant to convey a message from the king to his people that the worst may be yet to come but British citizens should show courage and keep up the fight for their country, no matter what happened. By the end of the War, the posters went into oblivion and now there are only two known original posters from those war days still intact outside of another few archived by the British government. But, never fear, I've got plenty of keep calm sachets on hand
Keep Calm and Carry On as we go through our own daily lives. However, for a change of scenery, I decided to try a few heart-shaped sachets with a Fluer-De-Lis design on them. Very nice but not quite as popular, for whatever reason.