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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Hayley and Amanda LOVE their flat daddy so much. We couldn't bear to cut it, so it was placed on their wall in their bedroom. We look at it daily, and sit on their bed and talk about their dad. They miss him so much, and having this "bigger than life" poster of him, in their room no less, helps them a lot. I have "caught" them talking to "him" from time to time. It helps them to have visual of him there. This, truly, has been the best gift my daughters could have received. Thank you, and your sponsors, so much for blessing us. It was the best Christmas gift we could have received.

Jennie Osborne

Let me begin by saying this is the best thing that I have ever seen. I have three girls ranging in ages of 12, 10, and 2. My older girls understand why daddy is gone but my baby girl really doesn't understand. My youngest was born during my husbands second deployment and now he is on his third. They really haven't gotten the chance to bond. But this flat daddy is a life saver. She takes him everywhere she goes. When we go for our morning walk she has her daddy with her. This is the best sergeant next to having him here physically. Thanks so much Jennifer Madron Fort Stewart GA

Jennifer Madron


First of all I just want to thank everyone at for "Our Flat Daddy". When our package first arrived it was about a month before my husband was returning from deployment. My two daughters were home when the package arrived and after the initial moments of silence, seeing their daddy in life form, we decided to flatten the picture on the floor while I layed beside him on one side, my oldest daughter layed beside him on the other and my youngest daughter on the picture itself. We just looked in each others eyes with tears welling and looked at daddy too. It was one of those "Awh" moments, and I thank you all for that. My husband is home now, and my youngest son who was just 2 months old when his daddy left, just turned one and has a ritual of saying hi to daddy on his picture, each evening as we pass by him hung on the wall. He knows him now and loves to see his daddy both in person and flat.

Elizabeth Bruhl and family

We just received our Flat Daddy last week and he has been a great addition to our family. Both, of my children, ages 2 and 5, love to kiss Daddy and talk to him. Our real Daddy has been gone for over 8 months and he won't be home until next year. I surprised my son by waiting at his bus stop with our Flat Daddy. He was shocked and so excited, as were all of the kids on his bus. Thank you for this awesome gift.

Janel Skrabanek

I have an 8 month old and a 7 year old. When their Daddy left the baby was only 4 months old and his Daddy was very concerned that he would not recognize him when he came home. The Flat Daddy is helping to not let that happen. Flat Daddy is in what ever room he is in and the boys interact with it. Thank you so much for our Flat Daddy it helps not only the boys, but myself to see him everyday.

Dawnita Bolen