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Shop Blind

Until the end of today – December 23 –  you can partake in the Shop Blind Challenge.
Two Blind Brothers, a clothing company, was founded by brothers Bradford and Bryan Manning. At an early age, Bradford and Bryan were both diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. Their goal is to make the softest clothing and gifts in the world in order to help the blind community by donating 100% of the profits back to research for eye disease through Foundation Fighting Blindness.
They also hire blind workers through organizations like Industries for the Blind to make their  items.  
Good guys doing great work. 
The Shop Blind challenge, which ends today, asks you to purchase a gift that you can’t see. A gift that is entirely unknowable to you. A box containing a mystery item or items that will remain a mystery until the package arrives in your home.
For $38, $68, $98, $128, and $298, you can purchase the gift of the unknown and help fund blindness research in the process.
Frankly, I don’t know how you could possibly resist this unique opportunity. How often do you get to spend money to receive a gift that you can’t see beforehand? The experience alone is worth the cost.
My favorite moment of Christmas day is the time just before presents are opened. Beautifully wrapped gifts, nestled under the tree, filled with excitement and promise and wonder. Vibrating children perched on the staircase, peering through the rungs of the staircase railing, desperate to tear them open and see what is inside. 
I am blessed with a wife who gives the best gifts. They are always joyous and clever and spectacular. But there is something about the promise and mystery of an unopened present that I might love even more. For me, the moments just before a gift is unwrapped are at least as fun as discovering what’s inside. 
Maybe more.  
The Shop Blind challenge offers that same promise, wonder, and mystery. It presents you with something we so rarely get in this world:
A real, honest-to-goodness surprise.  
My Shop Blind gift arrived yesterday. Not surprising, I have yet to open it. I’m honestly not sure when I will. For all of my desire to discover what’s inside, I also love staring at the box, filled with mystery and intrigue, knowing something special awaits me.