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I am so excited to be talking to you today about Daddy Dolls inc. or what you may also know as “Hug a Hero.” I was contacted and asked to review and giveaway a daddy doll from their site and was so excited. Believe it or not it was kind of an answer to prayer! I had really wanted to get one for my son, but it was kind of expensive for us to spend right before a deployment, and it had been so hectic that my husband never had a chance to take a picture of himself.
Well imagine my surprise when over Christmas, I got the email asking if I would like a free one! I immediately emailed my husband and told him he had to have someone take a head-to-toe shot of him for the doll. As soon as I got his picture, I went to the website to order one.
The website was very simple and easy to use. I was very surprised by all the different products they have, as they don’t just have daddy dolls, but also dog tags, puzzles, stuffed animals, mugs, and blankets!
My son’s daddy doll is the 17 inch one-sided doll. I was able to pick the fabric choice for the back of his doll, which is the Air Force uniform print. There are also many other options to choose from, some which include non-military designs.
I was happy to find out the doll IS machine washable- with kids you just never know when you might need to wash it. Also I found out that they are able to add a voice recorder, which I did not do, but I think that it’s a pretty cool option.
After that, I was able to upload my photo -which I was worried about not looking right since my husband only had his ipad with which to take a picture with since he is deployed. But I didn’t need to worry because it came out great! I love that they white out the background of the photo automatically so no matter what might be in the background you won’t see it on the doll.
I’m not really sure how long it took to ship because I was away for month over Christmas, but I was very happy to have it waiting for us at home when we got there! If you get the chance, visit the website. They have a photo gallery of happy kids and their daddy dolls which I enjoyed looking at and they also have a section of tips to: Help Beat the Separation Blues.
Here is my son enjoying his daddy doll when I first gave it to him. He is at the age where is constantly in action so the photos are a little blury, but here is what I got!
So now for the giveaway… This giveaway is not just for military families, I asked and they told me that anyone who is missing someone (or their child) can enter the giveaway to win one daddy doll. So here is how to enter:
Leave a comment telling me who you or your child is currently missing and why a daddy doll would help them.
Bonus entries: (1 separate comment each or they will not count)
1. Visit daddydolls.com and come back and leave a comment with what other product you think would be cool to get.
2. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me.
3. Share this giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment telling me.
Contest Ends: January 24th and winner will be announced the next day.