Saskatchewan

2 women in Saskatoon spread Christmas cheer

Two young women are behind mystery Christmas gifts turning up in downtown Saskatoon Tuesday.
Two women in Saskatoon are trying to spread Christmas cheer in the city's downtown by giving out small treats. (Jennifer Quesnel/CBC)

Two young women are behind mystery Christmas gifts turning up in downtown Saskatoon Tuesday.

People are finding candy canes on car windshields, change in expired parking meters or treat bags with a coffee card or hot chocolate.

"There's been some odd reactions actually," said  Callie Spafford, one of the women behind the random acts of kindness.

"I went to a cab driver and at first he was a little skeptical, but I said "Merry Christmas" and I gave him a pack of hot chocolate and he really enjoyed it," she said.

Her friend, Amanda Phipps, is the other woman involved, and they both said they just want to make more people smile and to spread some Christmas cheer in the city.

They plan to drop off more treats at Royal University Hospital's pediatric unit.

The women aren't affiliated with a group or charity.