OK, so now you're saying OUCH in a big way? Keep calm....(but don't forget the possibility of seeing if your end-year group, whether it's 6, 10 or 12, needs any suggestions for their School Present...)
There are other options.
- Barter Books in the UK rediscovered this poster (read the story here) and sell copies at a VERY reasonable price (even with postage to Australia). Keep Calm and Carry On is GBP3.60, and its companion posters, Freedom is in peril, defend it with all your might and Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory are GBP4.60. They can fit more than one in a mailing tube (ie. keeping postage costs down). They also have Tshirts, mugs, aprons, postcards and so forth with the Keep Calm design. Think what you could do with a pack of postcards... (and note that I've given you an excellent bit of info for a trivia night question, with the two companion posters). Framing doesn't have to cost a bomb: one neat inexpensive trick is to buy a slightly larger frame (I found one in Ikea for under $10), buy a mat board sized to fit the whole frame (ie. no expensive hole-cutting) and put the poster on top of the mat board in the frame. Easy to switch them around, too.
- Larkmade in Victoria has the poster for $25 plus shipping (poster in a size to fit Ikea Ribba frames) and Keep Calm homewares. They are also a very charming rural small business worth supporting.
- Real Shopping, an online shop associated with Real Living magazine, has a canvas version (size isn't given, but I'm guessing it's neither tiny nor huge), ready to hang. $44, free shipping in Australia.
For a quirky twist, take a squizz at the Flickr pool of design variations - some very clever (hmmm, is there an English writing task possibility there???). (Be warned, some of the Flickr suggestions are not school-age friendly, so don't show the site without previewing.)
Sometimes, it's handy to look at that big red sign and remind myself to keep calm. Sometimes, kind kind people point it out to me (can't imagine why...). Bless their little cotton socks.
gifsl = good ideas for school libraries