Besides your house, one of the first things people notice is your doormat. It may seem rather silly, but a doormat is a great way to showcase your personality or even the general aesthetic of your home. If you are having a fantastic and rowdy Christmas party, your doormat will likely be jolly with a pun about drinking and finding your way up a chimney without knowing how.
Others who have more of a soiree than a party may find themselves putting out a mat that matches the tone or the colors they are trying to convey, a classier touch that says welcome to our home.
Christmas doormats are only limited to what our imaginations are limited to – in fact, there are likely places that will happily do some custom work so long as you have a rough idea of what you would like. Some doormats have Christmas movie quotes, some with greetings that we are all familiar with (such as Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes, for instance), and some even have cute animals that make people giggle before they step foot into your house.
Whatever mood you convey, your outdoor Christmas doormat is the best way forward. Another bonus to Christmas doormats is the idea that they are affordable and valuable! Nothing against beautiful Christmas lights, but it is always an added plus when something can function as decor and a place for people to wipe their shoes before entering your house.
There is no need to break the bank to convey what you are feeling at Christmas, and below are some fantastic ideas to get you started on getting a doormat that genuinely speaks to you!
1. Merry Christmas
Yes, it may seem rather obvious that there are doormats that say Merry Christmas, but what people do not realize is that while it is a simple saying, it can be decorated in so many ways! Some people love the simple cursive wave without any illustration to highlight the simplicity of the holiday. Others really enjoy having wreaths or lights around the greeting to really highlight the exuberant feeling they have.
Whatever you choose, remember what is most important is having people come up to your door and feeling welcomed and merry with the beautiful doormat you have chosen to grace your guests with!
2. Religious Theme
Some celebrate Christmas by celebrating the birth of Jesus, and what better way to celebrate him than to honor him? There are some beautiful and classy doormats that will certainly convey the love you have for the savior, all while ensuring that your guests are still welcomed.
Of course, there are some doormats with the Nativity scene, but there are also other choices such as having bible verses written on to remind everyone who crosses the door that being humble and grateful is something we should do daily.
No one is ever too good to be reminded of what was sacrificed on their behalf and to take time each day to thank their Lord for everything they have experienced and continue to experience.
3. Grinch Theme
Oh yes, there is no forgetting this grouch! Who does not love this grumpy green Grinch whose heart ends up growing three sizes once he starts to feel again? Of course, that does not mean we do not enjoy the shenanigans and chaos he ravaged on Whoville! Everyone is very familiar with the sneer he holds and scares people away with.
While welcome mats generally are not to scare people away, they certainly can give them a bit of a laugh when they see their favorite cartoon character giving them a look before heading into someone’s home. You can have something as simple as his hand to the infamous Merry Grinchmas greeting!
4. Santa Please Stop Here
Please, oh, please stop here because there have been some very good children this year! This will be a great doormat to put out if you have some children that are really hoping that Santa makes a stop by the house this Christmas! What is a better way to ask someone to stop by than to say please?
These doormats can be rather comical to having shoes on the bottom to something more classic such as his sleigh being pulled by the reindeers. No matter which one you choose, be sure to choose wisely, otherwise, he may not stop by for some milk and cookies and leave a little gift in each stocking!
5. Snowman Theme
There is no way to hide that with Christmas comes to snow, and with snow comes the making of Snowmen! While it may seem rather atypical, snowmen doormats actually are great for even after Christmas because most of the time, rather than saying Merry Christmas, many also just say a simple welcome. Some even have no words but are so beautifully colored that friends would have no problem spotting which is your house!
How wonderful would that be for people to slow down to look at your place because your doormat is too impossibly beautiful to miss? Do not sleep on Frosty – he is here to stay!
6. Funny Doormats
Who has a sense of humor? Everyone does! Imagine what it would be like to host a Christmas party and hear your guests laughing at the door before they even come in! Talk about creating a fantastic atmosphere that can really set up for a great evening – it could only get better once they have some mulled wine or champagne in their hands.
Some of these mats get a little naughty with subtle jokes, while others are just cheeky enough to get even the sternest person in the room to crack a smile! Whatever vibe you are trying to set with your party, these doormats will certainly help with that.
7. Dog Theme
Want to ensure your guests know you have furry pets at home? These doormats not only make for a great way to tell people who your special dogs are, but this can also double as a great Christmas present for someone who truly loves their dogs as much as others love their children.
These can be personalized (depending on where you are purchasing the mat), but there are also some that depict dogs having a great time, and what more could a person ask for? As they say, there is never a bad time if there is a good company all around.
8. Cat Theme
For every dog lover, there is a cat person, so of course, they are not forgotten! Yes, cats may be sassy at times, but that is just their nature! Imagine a cute little mat made with a cartoon version of your baby cat just outside your door? This one certainly will not walk away or knock over glasses from a table!
Do not worry about having boring ones with just a stencil outline, and there are so many artists nowadays creating personalized mats that make it feel as if the cat is modeled after your loved one. In fact, it may be the closest some of your guests might get to the kitty!
9. Gnome Theme
Oh gnomes, we did not forget about these guys! While they may be little, they certainly are very adorable, and people have loved them for ages! They may seem rather childish with their big noses and even bigger hats, but they really bring out the child in all of us!
There are some mats with the beautiful cartoons all painted out in colors, while there are others that are a little simpler and play with puns. No matter which you choose, it will certainly bring out a giddy part of you that should come out every winter!
10. Movie Theme
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Who is going to come into a house with a grumpy face once they see Buddy shouting on the doormat? Perhaps the Grinch, but then he would have had his fair warning that the household he is heading into is all about the good vibes that come with this holiday.
However, you choose to celebrate the holidays this year, remember that more than any gift, the best thing to give is kindness. It is so valuable and so cherished no matter the time of the year. Having such a beautiful doormat at the front of your door gives people a reason to smile, to laugh, to remind themselves that while some days are bad, good days come too.