A community service group in our town holds a Tree of Light celebration each holiday season. It's a fun event for kids as there's Christmas caroling galore, free apple cider and hot dogs, and Frosty the Snowman makes an appearance too! Most importantly, it's the largest annual fundraiser for the group. During the weeks leading up to the celebration, group members accept donations at various venues and a $5 donation earns a light on the tree and an entry into a raffle for a fully decorated (artificial) Christmas tree donated by a local garden center.
While shopping at Sobey's about a week ago, I made a donation not really thinking about the prize - but then received a call a few days later that we'd won! Apparently there were hundreds of donations made so we got quite lucky indeed. (Though Chris said maybe it was good karma for all the great stuff I give away here at M2M? ;)
Here we are with Frosty and our beautiful tree (currently displayed in a local shop window until the logistics work out for us to bring it home) on Sunday night following the Santa Claus parade!