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Flat Daddies show up in numerous places and family events. As a way to help those with a common desire to connect with their loved ones, we offer this web space to share how Flat Moms and Dads participate in the lives of those who care to share.

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Thanks so much for our "Flatdaddy", we have it in my son's playroom. My husband is on a 15 month tour in Iraq. When I ask my 17 month old son Robert where his Daddy is, he points to the poster and hugs it!

Stephanie Schoennauer


I just want to "Thank" the people who donated our "Flat Daddy" to us. He is our flat son. Although he was not able to be here in person, the Flat Evan sure made more the holidays more bearable. We take him with us wherever we go and he is always the topic of conversation. So "Thank" you again for making this possible for us. We sincerely appreciate it! The Kluesners

Laura Kluesner


My husband is a Marine and has been stationed in Iraq since December of 2006. My daughter Kylie was 3 1/2 months old when her daddy left...She is now 15 months old. I have Kylie's "flat daddy" taped up to her closet door so several times a day I will say "go kiss daddy" and she goes and kisses her "daddy." It is so sweet. I just wonder how she is going to react when the real thing comes home and he kisses back! :) Thank you so much for providing Kylie a fill in "daddy" while her daddy is gone. I don't mind being able to look at him every day as well. :) Thanks so much!!!!!

Erin Ledyard


We are on our second deployment with out Flat Daddy and the kids are having so much fun with him. They are a little older this time so they are enjoying taking Flat Daddy every where. We even have a photo album on Facebook called The Adventures of Flat Daddy so my husband can follow it and see all the places Flat Daddy is visiting. We get many comments on how great of an idea it is. THank you so much again for helping make deployments a little easier on families.

Nicole Cadotte


We received our Flat Daddy as a gift from my sweet friend who lost her father in the Vietnam War when she was just a baby. My husband (USAF Reserves) received a 6 week notice that he was deploying the first week of December for a 6 month tour. Shortly after, Kelly informed me that she wanted to gift me & our 2 kids ( a 2 1/2 yr. old girl & 4 month old boy) with a Flat Daddy! I am so grateful & overwhelmed by her generosity! And I am even more excited that "Daddy" made it home in time for Christmas since we got him today, on Christmas Eve! Thanks Flat Daddies for making missing daddy/hubby a little easier to deal with especially during Christmas! God Bless You & God Bless Our Troops!

Mariel K.