By strengthening families, we strengthen the world.
Welcome! Here you can learn about creating placemats that will bring your family closer together. These placements are filled with text and images of family history, values, rules, goals and whatever else you like. This site has instructions on how to make a placemat and ideas for different styles and types of content. You’ll have to print your own placemats but all the content on the site is free. All you need is a little time and a little imagination.
How this site came about.
We created a home-made “Family Dinner Placemat” to fully engage our family during meal times, and get everyone excited to talk about their life. These placemats are placed on the dinner table before we eat. Soon after, our friends raved about the idea, and they began creating their own Family Placemats; so we thought, why not share our idea for free with the world? This is how this website was born.
We originally created our placemats to reinforce what was important to our family. We find that in these harried times it’s often hard to have traditional family meals – meals that historically bonded the family with tradition and stability. Family meals once could be planned around one schedule, now it seems every member of the family has their own schedule. Because of this, we found we had to work harder to instill the values and goals important to our family. Our placemats have become great tools for fortifying our family and strengthening our marriage.
We’ve shown what we did for ours but there’s no right or wrong way to do it; just whatever you think will be best for your family.
Have fun and let us know how your placemats turn out!
Melissa & Rick Sapio - Dallas, Texas, USA