My youngest daughter is doing a Flat Stanley project.  In case you’re not familiar with the concept, school children create a “flat” version of themselves and send them to friends and family around the world to learn about the different places, people, foods, and cultures that make this world such an interesting place.  With a bit of help from Mom, Real Sofia has built a blog and a Facebook page and is using them to chronicle Flat Sofia’s adventures.  Real Sofia hopes to send Flat Sofia to all 50 States and as many countries as possible.

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Here’s where I hope you can help…

Would you be interested in “hosting” Flat Sofia for a bit, taking her around town, and helping a seven-year-old landlocked American girl learn more about where you live and all that makes it wonderful?  I already know you love taking photographs.  Come on, it will be so fun!

In the nearly two years since I launched this blog, I’ve met some amazing people.  Folks from more than 100 countries have stopped by to view a photo and leave a comment.  I’ve tried to follow and engage with as many of you as possible, and I love how our mutual interest in photography has made the world a smaller, more tolerant place, even if only for a moment.

When I started this blog as a New Year’s Resolution back in 2012, I couldn’t imagine I’d now be writing my 1,000th post.  But now that it’s here, I can’t imagine a better topic for such a milestone than this.

P.S.  If you want to host Flat Sofia, please email Real Sofia at

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  1. What a fantastic idea! I am definitely going to follow Flat Sofia’s blog.

  2. I am familiar with Flat Stanley..I have a native American Version of Stanley. A patron from the library that I used to work at made it for me..I love to host…

  3. When I went on a school trip with my son’s school to England and Amsterdam, his girlfriend took her nephews’ Flat Stanley along for the trip. It was fun taking pictures with Stanley :). Congrats on your 1000th post!!!

    • How fun! I love how much we both enjoyed Amsterdam and your stories from your adventure with your son and his class.

  4. Congrats with 1000 great posts! And what an interesting project. I don’t think they have projects like that in school here, but then again I don’t have kids in school and it’s been a while since I was that age ; ) I will be happy to host flat Sofia for a little while. I’ll email Sofia 🙂

    • Oh, she would be so excited to send Flat Sofia to Norway! We have a friend who is a student teacher in Germany, and when she took Flat Sofia to class, the teachers there loved the idea so much they’re going to do a project like that with their students. I think it’s such a lovely way for our children to learn about other cultures, customs, and places in the world.


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Children, Photography, Travel


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