“Huh?” Yes, that’s pretty much the reaction of local friends and my side of the family too.
In the Dutch culture, the 12-1/2 year wedding anniversary is a huge deal. While some might mark their tenth anniversary as an important milestone here, it’s the 12-1/2 anniversary (half of 25) that brings on the congratulations and celebration back in the Netherlands aka Holland. Don’t believe me? Check out the PRE-PRINTED card my parents-in-law sent us:
So happy anniversary to my husband of 12-1/2 years 🙂 Aren’t international customs fun?