Merry Christmas! I did some research about how much money Canadians spent last Christmas – it amounted to thirty-four and a half BILLION dollars ($34.5B). Then the latest stats indicated a family of four would spend between $1,200 and $1,500 on average, with a single Canadian spending an average of $809.
Canadians are generous people. In fact, in 2009, Canada tied with Ireland for the third highest donators to charity in the world. Charitable giving to religious organizations ranked three times higher than the second category (health institutions).
We have enough for ourselves, and we have enough to help others!