Can you recall that awkward moment, when greeting someone and by the third kiss they flinch? Then you’re probably Dutch and the one you were greeting isn’t…
Imagine you can turn that awkward moment in something different, something worth remembering. That the person in front of you will smile with a twinkle in the eye and say the next time: I know 3 kisses isn’t it?! Tell your friends more about Holland with this little ‘Dutch custom in a box’ filled with 3 sweets in the lip-shape from 12 real Dutch women.
Every country has different ways to say hello and goodbye. In Holland it’s custom among friends and family to say hello and goodbye with three (little) kisses. History First only in the South of the Netherlands (under the rivers we call it) they greeted each other by kissing 3 times on the cheek. The more protestant North (above the rivers) kissed only two times. People liked the three kisses and the southern ‚schwung’ (charm) of it and slowly from the seventies to the nineties everyone (nearly everyone?) took over. Today we are so used to three kisses, no one blinks an eye. But if it happens we think you are foreign ;)
How I made the ‘3 little kisses’ I got 12 Dutch women together to make a 3D scan of their lips. The 12 lips were printed (The print looks incredible). After a lot of experiment I turned the lips into these candy ‘kisses’ made with ’speculaas’ herbs (an old Dutch cookie). This is my very first creation. A small handmade production you can actually buy (sales-information will follow)! Dutch or not ….let me know how you feel about my little box ‚3 Zoete kusjes’ or just ‚like’ this blog post