Life-sized Cardboard Dad Stands in for the Real Thing?

flat daddiesIf a mommy or daddy service member has to be away from their families for long periods of time, is a cardboard cutout of them the next best thing?

That's exactly the thinking behind Flat Daddies, a life-sized, two-dimensional poster that absent parents can give to their children as a reminder that they love them even when they are away.

It sounds a little sentimental -- that is until you read the testimonials from families who have purchased them on the Flat Daddies site, like this one:

Maliah loves waking up every morning to say hello to her daddy. This is the only way she knows him, since he was only home for her birth.

I think I may be in love with this idea. What do you think?

Image via FlatDaddies

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