Ask Dr. Notebook

Q: I'm sick of people complaining that the holidays have become too commercial. In fact, I want my family to embrace materialism this year. What can we do to show we know what Christmas is really all about--money?

A: You can wrap your holiday up in cash. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is selling sheets of 32 $1 bills fresh off the presses of the Mint for wrapping paper. For $50 a sheet, your family can tear into their gifts, then keep the paper to buy what they really wanted.


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