Canada's Musicians Get Artistic for War Child

Published: 2004-12-06
The holiday season is a time for giving, and that's just what a group of Canadian musicians are doing this year. In association with the non-profit organization War Child Canada, some of the country's most popular acts tried out their art skills to design a series of Christmas cards. There are 18 different designs in total, and funds from each card purchased will go to support War Child's overseas humanitarian projects in Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

On their card designs, both Sarah McLachlan and The Barenaked Ladies called for Peace on Earth, while Avril Lavigne (who contributed not one, but two designs) simply wished everyone Happy Holidays. In addition to being a published novelist and poet, legendary songwriter, and beloved singer, Leonard Cohen also proves he's mastered the art of visual design with his unique angel painting.

Those who pulled out the pencil crayons for their contributions include Ontario singer Keisha Chante, Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter, rock band Thornley, and Brian Byrne of I Mother Earth. Ajax pop-punkers Sum 41 got political with their card, which pictures a soldier complete with bedecked rifle. Other artists who contributed to the War Child Canada Christmas card stock include Billy Talent, jacksoul, and Skye Sweetnam.

To check out and order the musician-designed Christmas cards, head on over to If you plan on ordering any of the cards ($12.00 for five, $22.00 for ten, etc), it would be wise to act fast, as the Skye Sweetnam, Brian Byrne, Bif Naked, Keisha Chante, Thornley, Corey Hart, and Rob Higgins designs have all already completely sold out.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

    Photo:Sarah McLachlan


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