The Mission’s annual Holiday Placemat Coloring project officially kicked off Monday, October 1. Each year, these hand-colored placemats are collected and displayed in the dining halls at the Shepura Men’s Center, Jessie’s Place, and Royal Pines.

Hand-colored Holiday Placemat

Participation is easy: simply download the PDF by clicking HERE, print and color the placemat, and then mail it back to us. That’s it!

All entries received by November 16 will be displayed in one of the three dining halls in time for our Thanksgiving meals. All submissions received after that date and though December 17 will be added to the display in time for Christmas Day!

Who’s it for? Everyone, but some great ideas include:

  • Individuals (children or adults)
  • Discovery Clubs
  • Home School groups
  • Church small groups
  • Sunday School classes
  • Local businesses (each artist can add their name and the business represented!)

If your group decides to participate, consider sending us a 4×6 group photo of your “team” holding the artwork along with all the colored placemats. We will make sure that photo is displayed alongside all of the entries in the dining hall.

Holiday Placemat hand-colored by a local child

There is no limit to the number of placemats you can submit. Please send all entries to:


The Jimmie Hale Mission

Attn: Holiday Placemats

P.O. Box 10472

Birmingham, AL 35202