The Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge (2)

I love this time of year, I love putting up the Christmas Tree, listening to Christmas Carols and yes even Christmas shopping. What can I say, I love this time of year.

I am now on holidays so I have decided that from now until Christmas Eve I will give myself a little Challenge.

Bring on the Christmas Challenge.

This is my Christmas Challenge-

  1. Have a photo with Santa
  2. Make a homemade gift
  3. Drink hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows and add a candy can
  4. Watch a Christmas movie
  5. Wrap Christmas presents
  6. Attend a Church Christmas Service
  7. Do a random act of kindness
  8. Go and look at Christmas lights.

I will blog about the Christmas Challenge on this page and you can also follow me on Instagram @traceybuckley1

Is there a Christmas Challenge that you would like to explore?

I would love to hear about it.

Will share more soon.



This Time of Year

This Time of Year

This Time Of Year (1)


There is something about this time of year.

I know for some people though it can be quite stressful and difficult. There are so many changes that can happen in this season.

For some people it is not a happy time and I want to acknowledge you. Yes, we are here for you. We really are.

Whatever you are going through, please know that you are not alone.

I want to reflect on this time of year. I love this time of year, I love the whole Christmas story. Whatever is going on in my life I hold on to the miracle of the Christmas story. Yes, I have been through some difficult times but I choose time and time again to hold on to the hope.

Hope, it is my foundation.

It is about new beginnings.  Whatever is going on read about the birth of Jesus.

I love reading the story about the birth of Jesus. I love the story of Mary and Joseph and their complete trust in God.

I love the Christmas story about new beginnings about new possibilities.

I don’t know what you have been through this year, but I know that the Christmas story is one of hope.

Hold onto it, embrace it, believe in it, read it and share it.

If you need anything, please let me know.