I posted this last year - but think its a good idea to look at for this holiday season!
I ran across this idea at WFAA.COM... a great way to make more money for whatever charity your station is working with this holiday.
They are auctioning off Christmas trees decorated with all kinds of gifts(gift cards, tickets to shows, sports team tickets, autographed items, etc)
A really cool idea. A way to get people who may not donate otherwise but would bid on something cool.