Stay at an off base hotel with your Flat Daddy
We are fortunate to work with some incredible military families in finding off base hotel accommodations nationwide. A large part of our business is repeat so we have the opportunity to get to know those we serve repeatedly. We've been able to accommodate all sorts of guests...but this is our first Flat Daddy.
Sarah and the kids can't wait until Mike returns to the US this month from deployment...the real Mike. Flat Daddy has been standing in for him for the past year. He has been dressed up for every holiday, had a birthday party and will travel to California to meet the man in person when he returns.
Who is a Flat Daddy? Flat Daddies and Flat Mommies are life-sized printed posters of parents who are actively serving overseas in the military. It's a poster with Dad or Mom's photo that is printed on a rollable adhesive backed material. The families can make it a fun craft project. Flat Mike was made into a cuddly pillow.
Flat Daddies were created by Sergeant First Class Barbara Claudel, of the Maine National Guard, as a way to help the families in Maine stay connected to their loved ones serving in Iraq. The official Flat Daddies program is facilitated by SFC Graphics.
Flat Daddies can be purchased but many are donated to our military families through generous corporate and personal donations. If you want to experience laughter through tears, visit the Flat Daddies website at http://www.flatdaddies.com to see photos and read some great Flat Daddy stories.