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Family tradition to dress up the home together

Ms Veronica Chan plans her family's Christmas display way ahead of time, sometimes making her own ornaments, such as adding beads to baubles, but on the day of the decorating, her whole family chips in.
Ms Veronica Chan plans her family's Christmas display way ahead of time, sometimes making her own ornaments, such as adding beads to baubles, but on the day of the decorating, her whole family chips in.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Ms Veronica Chan plans her family's Christmas display way ahead of time, sometimes making her own ornaments, such as adding beads to baubles, but on the day of the decorating, her whole family chips in.
Ms Veronica Chan plans her family's Christmas display way ahead of time, sometimes making her own ornaments, such as adding beads to baubles, but on the day of the decorating, her whole family chips in.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Everyone in the Pillay family is expected to keep the first weekend of November free to put up Christmas decorations together.

"We start early so that we can enjoy Christmas for longer," says Ms Veronica Chan, 60, the matriarch of the family.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2019, with the headline 'Family tradition to dress up the home together'. Subscribe