Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s that time of year! It’s Halloween!
Halloween, celebrated on the night of October 31, has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc amongst the living.
Over the many years, Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls; because despite having searched high and low for said boundary between two worlds, there is no sight of it and no deceased trouble makers have been spotted.
We have transitioned Halloween from a pagan ritual to a day of merriment – with parades, trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving Jack-O-Lanterns. For this one day, we honor the beliefs of the ancient Gaels, by dressing up as deceased trouble makers and scaring the living wits out of other people!
It’s not just the costumes; Halloween is also about decorating your home with terrifying and creepy Halloween decorations. Its the time to get creative and scary and decorate your home with lights, pumpkins, fake skeletons, ghostly sounds, goblins, dry ice and other spooky props to give your guests a truly frightful Halloween experience.
Now, while you are busy decorating your house, lawn and front porch, do not forget to decorate your front door. Adding a few ghoulish touches to your front door and windows will make your house look scary. And, what better way to add that Halloween spirit to your front door than placing a spooky doormat! Check out the doormats we have to add a grim reminder of the scary holiday.
Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween but so is wearing a costume while doing so. What would be the point of asking for candy if you’re not wearing a scary costume? It, for one, does not scare anybody into coughing up treats and secondly it just isn’t in the spirit of Halloween. Use this doormat to let the lazy trick-or-treaters know they will not be entertained at your house and should look elsewhere for their sugar fix. Ardent criminals who do not follow this rule shall be fed alive to the scary and hungry Jack-O-Lantern sneaking around your front lawn!
Talking about scary and hungry Jack-O-Lantern’s, this one is a mean one. This doormat is spooky and will most definitely scare the heebie-jeebies of those trick-or-treaters. If you want to add sound effects to the overall ambiance of your haunted house, use this doormat, and you will hear people screaming as they run away from your house. Double the fun for the price of one. (why go fake, when you can have the real thing!)
Danger Do Not Enter Doormat
Yeah, this is a perfect Halloween warning for your guests! Keep Out! Entering this home is hazardous to health. Crossing this threshold could lead to injury or possible bites from a blood thirsty vampire. Caution: There is danger behind this door. People known to have been living here were switched and now are dangerous body snatchers in cahoots with other similarly dangerous things.. If you do not heed this warning message and you find yourself ‘accidentally’ inside the house you will be doomed to have a spook-tacular Halloween and live to rue the day! If you love your friends – you need to get this doormat!
One Casper is cute and was a nice movie but so many ghosts together on one mat takes it from being cutesy to a marginally scary Halloween prop that will cause your guests to worry. Let your guests know that you take your Halloween very seriously and leave them guessing as to what you have planned for them once they step inside. Either this or it just really shows that you loved the movie “Casper” in which case please feel free to use it all year long.
Bloody Feet Doormat
Scary Halloween Prop Alert! Were these bloody feet going in or coming out? Either ways it’s a cause for concern for all those who show up at your doorstep. Hmmm.. here is an idea, this doormat combined with actual caution tape across your front door.. wouldn’t this make for that extra special ‘heart-attack’ inducing Halloween decoration? Bless those poor souls who dare to enter after all this! (Disclaimer: Coco Mats N More should not be held responsible for any fainting, running, screaming and/or crying from your guests! – Please?)
Bad to the Bone Doormat
Aaarrrrr matey shiver me timbers and shake the booties of em guests!!! Ohh yeah! This doormat is definitely going to shake up a few of those guests brave enough cross the front yard and reach your doorstep. This doormat is not only perfect for the Halloween season but you can show off your bad-ass’ness all year long.
Spider Web Doormat
Ewww! This is an icky one! If you haven’t had the time (or the skill) to make spiders and cobwebs for your front door, please go ahead and buy this doormat. Even those without arachnophobia will be suitably scared of that big bug on your doormat. No matter how many times they stomp on it – they are going to get nowhere. Plus, the face they pull on the way in will be the perfect addition to your Halloween look.
Now, if you really do not want to scare people (bless your hearts!) but just want to add a little autumn to your decorating then we have the mats for you too! We believe that no one should be left out this holiday season. Check out our Halloween Doormats for that perfect mat for you.
Happy Scaring to all of you!