Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Wonderful Valentine idea for a child or family missing a loved one...

I have had the pleasure of writing about this company before and I wanted to share again with you Daddy Dolls website.
Daddy Doll's company creates dolls for children and families who have loved ones in the military, I can not tell you how much these dolls mean to families of deployed loved ones but looking at the smiling faces of these families with their Daddy Dolls does it better then any words ever could.
Daddy Dolls are not just for Military families. If you are separated from a loved one such as a grandparent, favorite Aunt or Uncle these dolls are a great gift.
One of the nicest things about Daddy Dolls is the range of sizes. You can order a small 12 inch doll, a larger 17 inch Daddy Doll or a very large Hug-a- Hero Big Daddy Doll!
What about the cost you may be wondering....dolls start under $25. I also love that you can purchase a Daddy Doll for a Military family. You can donate through Operation Hug A Hero by clicking here.
Families who receive help through this wonderful organization must meet the following criteria...  

  1. Families of fallen heroes
  2. A family with a community services referral (e.g. Chaplain, Family Services Coordinator, School Counselor, etc.)
  3. Children with special needs registered with the EFM program
  4. Household income
  5. Number and age of children in household
  6. Date of deployment
  7. Length of deployment

If you know a family you would like to refer you can do so by clicking here
How much do I love this photo? Here a deployed Daddy has his own hug a hero dolls, his boys, who got to have Thanksgiving Dinner with Dad while he was in Afghanistan.
There are so many moving photos in the Gallery on the Daddy Dolls Website, that you need to check it out for yourself. Click here to view these heart warming photos.

Daddy Dolls are "Recommended by Child Psychologists, Our Original Daddy Dolls™ and Hug-A-Hero™ dolls, which feature our Brave Mommies or Distant Loved Ones have helped thousands of children cope with the stresses of separation. Whether you are deployed with the military, traveling for business, or a grandparent living across the country, our Daddy Dolls™ and Hug-A-Hero™ dolls will keep you close to their hearts and just a cuddle away."
 Daddy Dolls take 1-3 weeks to be made and arrive. Making them a wonderful Valentine Gift for anyone missing a loved one.
There are so many wonderful images of children with their Daddy Dolls, possibly the most moving are of the new born babies who have not yet personally met their Daddy.
If you would like to order your own Daddy Doll or if you would like to Donate a Daddy Doll to a family in need, Please visit Daddy Doll's Website by clicking here .

I would love to see photos of your Daddy Dolls as well if you happen to already have or order one. 

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  1. What an absolutely amazing and brilliant idea!!! We know that cuddling and playing with positive role-model dolls can help children with self-esteem - this is fabulous as both girls and boys can emotionally connect with the absent loved one. Most products come to the market because of a need that is not being met- almost can't bear to think of that need must have been in this case. Wow, brilliant- didn't know about these! Thanks Karen.

  2. My sister made similar dolls when her young son got confused about his huge family. She made him aunt and uncle dolls, friends, and grandma and grandpa. I think these are amazing ideas to help kids identify family members they don't see often.