Many years ago my sister made my youngest daughter a count down calendar. She gave it to her for Christmas and she didn't use it that year but she has used it every year since. She's away at collage this year and I bet she'll look for it when she gets home for the Holidays. It's always the first Christmas decoration to be hung in the house... and checked every morning in December to find a new treat. I collect calendar treats throughout the year... dollar stores are a great resource for filling a count down calendar.