If you’ve been following our story over the last year or so, You might remember how Emmett and I love putting jigsaw puzzles together. We’ve put tons of puzzles together over the last 12 months and really enjoyed doing so. I have to say that this latest puzzle we’re undertaking is by far the coolest puzzle we’ve taken on. While we haven’t completed it yet, we’re working on it a little each day.
The puzzle in question is by my friends at Zenaviv. If you don’t remember, Zenaviv is a social enterprise, started by my friend Harish Bikmal. Harish is the father of a 19-year-old boy diagnosed with classic autism. Zenaviv is run by parent volunteers. They represent and support autistic artists. Each artist earns at least 66% of the profits from their art, uplifting their lives through income & recognition. The remaining profits go to supporting programs like the Autism Buddy program. The artists have been recognized by The Washington Post, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Cisco, The World Bank, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
This is such an amazing thing. I fully and proudly support Zenaviv. If you’re interested, Harish was on the pod a couple years ago. Listen below.
Back to the puzzle. The Zenaviv puzzle stands out for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s an amazing cause and one that I completely support. As the father to 3 autistic kiddos myself, this hits close to my heart.
The puzzle itself is very high end. The pieces are cut well and are very sturdy. They are very uniquely cut as well and there are any pieces that are cut the same way. There is a nice canvas bag to store the pieces in, as well as a frameable print of the hand painted image, and a second larger print out. All of these things are contained in a beautiful, well built gift box that magnetically closes.
I’ve never seen anything quite like this. Emmett and I are finding this puzzle to be very challenging. That’s not a bad thing either. I also want to add that the value itself is outstanding. Not only do you get an amazing puzzle, with a ton of extras, but you’re also supporting the autistic artists who created the beautiful artwork.
This is a no brainer and I think it would make a perfect gift for anyone, especially during COVID lockdown. Right now, you can get this whole package for about $20 on Amazon. Click the button below and you can get this for yourself or someone you love. You’ll even save an additional 5% off.
You do an amazing job. The boys are LUCKY to have you.