I picked up a Canadian 5 dollar bill today.
I've seen it a million times, and when I read the back of it, I smile every time.
I love the colour of the 5 dollar bill. I used to think that the Dutch Guilder was the nicest money I've ever seen, but now I think its ours.
Colour aside, I LOVE the caption on it. It captures every childhood memory of mine growing up in rural Manitoba. It reads as follows:
"The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in 3 places.- The school, the church, and the skating rink- But our real life was out on the skating rink"
I love the fact that our government has put something so routine in our lives that everyone growing up in this country experienced on our money. It shows us and to others who see our money what it was like to be a Canadian during our winters, which are unlike winters anywhere else in the world.