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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My kids are older but they love their flat daddy. We have him hanging in the dinning room right now. The picture I am sharing is part of what we did for his birthday. We hung a sign that said Happy Birthday dad and took the boys pictures and video with it and emailed it to him. Thank you so much for the flat daddy. We have so much fun with him and everyone that visits loves him. Thank you again for putting some sunshine our way, during the time he is away.

Angela Tague

I ordered a flat daddy 2 years ago when my husband left for his 2nd tour in Iraq. We didn't have any kids at the time but it was nice including him in family pictures. Fast forward 2 years and we now have a 2 year old girl who was born on deployment #3's R&R. I pulled out 'flat daddy' yesterday morning and she ran up, hugged him, layed him on the floor and planted big smooches on him! She wants to carry him all around.. which means i'll be needing to make him a little more sturdy :)

Wilson's Wife

All three of our kids Love their (flat)Daddy! They alternate nights snuggling w/daddy but our 5yr old always ends up with him by the morning! Thank you very much for helping so many people make it through a difficult time.

Lacy M

I gave birth to our first child not too long after my husband deployed. I have been showing my son our Flat Daddy EVERY morning since we have had it... now at 5 months he reaches for it and smiles sooo big when he sees it. Thank you guys, even though we can't have daddy here, the flat daddy is the next best thing. And I'm hoping that it will help my son to know his daddy's face, so when he sees him after being gone for a year and a half he will know who he is.

Ashley Parker


last jan 2007 my son and husband both deployed as part of operation defending freedom they would be gone a total of 15 months we ordered a flat daddy of each and i bought poster frames and hung them in my small grandchildren live with me 2 and 4 at the time and those flat daddies help them to be able to see there grand dad and uncle anytime they wanted.they were so helpful thanks for what you do for the families left behind

Debbie Evans