When you go into your child's room, have a gift bow stuck to your head or forehead. Smile at your child and say, "Merry Christmas!" When they notice the gift bow, laugh together and say, "I'm just having fun! I love this time of year because celebrating Jesus' birthday is awesome!"
As you drive or take a walk, look for animals. Can you find a dog, cat, bird, or even a squirrel? As you name the animals, talk about what it might have been like for Mary and Joseph to sleep where animals did. It wasn't that special of a place, but the most special baby ever was born there! JESUS! Jesus is special because Jesus is God's Son!