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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Thank you so much for sending us our "flat daddy." On the day that we received our "flat daddy," my daughter and I also received news that we were able to get a house in Port Hueneme, CA. Due to the fact that we are going to be moving soon, I wondered if I should post the "flat daddy" on foam board and risk it being destroyed in our move OR should I make a life-size poster for my daughter in a poster frame. Needless to say, I wasn't going to risk anything happening to my daughter's "flat daddy" so I put it in a poster frame. That afternoon when she woke up from her nap she was so excited to see her life-size poster of her daddy. My husband has been deployed for almost a year of my 2-year-old daughter's life, but she still remains a "daddy's girl." Now, with the help of our "flat daddy" she is able to give him kisses and tell him goodnight. I have sent many pictures to my husband in Iraq of our daughter with her "flat daddy" and he couldn't be happier that she has it. Thanks again for helping to make his time away a little easier on my daughter and me! Your efforts are GREATLY appreciated. The picture is of my daughter giving her daddy a kiss!

Courtney Wallace

Our Flat Daddy provides lots of fun and laughter when he shows up at soccer games, school assemblies, and birthday parties. However, the best unexpected gift he has brought our family is the feeling of pride and patriotism he instills in my daughters. They are so proud of their dad and so grateful to all the military members who protect our country and our freedoms.


I can't even begin to express how excited we were to get our Flat Daddy. The wait was worth it. My 2 year old finally understands that his father is not a cell phone! I do have to warn people though, it's very freaky to walk into the kitchen and see the Flat Daddy sitting at the table--they're so realistic! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I can't wait to start taking pictures of him with the kids and in funny places!

Kimberly Howard

We got our Flat daddy today and couldnt be happier. My son loves it! . This was an amazing gift. Thank you to the sponsors that make it possible for families to get these. I cant wait to see how this helps us through our deployment! . Thanks again! .

Nicole Ludwig

Thank you for finding a way to ease the separation our children feel while a parent is deployed. Our son knows his daddy is working but it is so nice to have a picture of my husband here for our son to look at. Our son will play next to his daddy and my husband has been able to come to family parties. Jokingly, he has even sided with me when picking movies with the kids. Thank you again for providing this wonderful gift to our children.