We LOVE anything Disney in our home so when Grandma told us she was taking the whole family to Disneyland for Christmas we could not wait. (I don't know who was more excited, me or my 5 year old.)
I thought it would be a fun idea to mail Grandma a package with a countdown until we were all together is the most magical place on earth.
I raided the dollar bins at Target and hit up Dollar Tree. Anything and everything that had to do with Disney, I bought one of (each bag has at least 2 or three items). Some of the items include: puzzles, pens, notepads, ponchos, a Disney t-shirt (this was at Wal-Mart), silly putty, candy pixie sticks (to represent pixie dust from Tinkerbell), ponchos (just in case it rained), candy, princess juice bottles, etc.
I also put similar packages together for my family.
Here is a photo of the end result and the tags if you ever want to make a count down for your own family.