The prayer is recited 15 times per day. Sounds repetitious. It's not, it is a constant turning of the mind and heart to the midnight hour of Christmas. I don't think you will find a better more perfect way to prepare yourself and your children for Christmas. Pray for those you love, pray for those you know need a miracle of grace, pray for yourself and your needs in the intentions, and lay those intentions at the feet of the Child Jesus like the shepherds and Magi, on Christmas morning.
This year I have quickly made myself a novena bracelet to wear until Christmas. I've particular chosen beads with varied patterns in the stone so I can wear the bracelet, offer the prayer and note which bead I am up to by it's markings. That's the theory. ;) I feel confident though, I won't even take the bracelet off to do that, just touch the bead I am up to as I offer my next prayer. Simple and easy.
The postcard image above has the Christmas Novena prayer on it, if you download and print up, you can post a few copies around the house for a reminder.