Monday, February 8, 2010
This must be a popular postcard design in Holland. I received these two postcards within two days of each other, from two separate Postcrossing participants. While the cards feature completely different pictures and slightly different placement of colors around the border, the design is virtually the same.
I always get confused about the use of the term "Holland" versus "The Netherlands". It turns out it's no wonder. Officially, "Holland" refers to a region in the western part of The Netherlands, comprising of North Holland and South Holland. However, these are only two of the twelve provinces of The Netherlands. Accepted use, albeit informally, allows "Holland" to be used to refer to the entire country. Add to that the use of the word "Dutch" to refer to all things Netherland, and it becomes a big mishmash of confusion for me.
In any case, I love the postcards I get from Postcrossing, and never know from where or with which images a card will arrive