Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Ever wonder where the line "Keep Calm and Carry On" came from? The well-known slogan dates back to 1939 when the UK government was looking to create a campaign to boost public morale during the beginning of the Second World War. Though we're not in war times, we can certainly identify with this slogan during stressful work periods.

Check out this short video - produced by UK bookstore Barter Books - to learn more about the catchphrase's humble beginnings to its widely popular status in today's society:


  1. This slogan is on a bag I carry everywhere. I bought it during my cancer battle and found the words reassuring to my situation. Two years later I'm in remission and still carrying that bag, still carrying on.

    Thank you for sharing this video!


  2. What an inspiring comment. Thank you so much for sharing, Catherine, and we wish you continued health in your remission.

  3. Greetings from Barter Books! And thank you so much for adding our video to your site. I have to admit my husband and I have been astonished by its success. It seems that very British slogan somehow speaks to the heart of people everywhere, whatever their troubles. it certainly does to my own! With all best wishes, Mary