One thing I remember most from my childhood is the many weekends spent away at Grandma’s house. As most kids my age moaned and groaned about having to visit their relatives, I found much joy in it. Grandma always had the best candy and cookies, and my Grandpa always seemed to find quarters behind my ear.


But my favorite thing about Grandma’s house — which, I admit, sounds kind of silly — were the decorative welcome mats she would lay on the front porch. Every month, Grandma would swap the mat with another, which usually had “punny” jokes and short, inspirational quotes. She had a bit of funny bone, which may explain where I get my humor.

This month’s prize is inspired by my grandma’s fun-loving, welcoming attitude and everyone out there just like her. The watermelon doormat you see above ($40 online) will look perfect on any watermelon-lover’s doorstep. I know this because I bought one for myself last year. I loved it so much that I actually stepped over it for the first six months so I wouldn’t tarnish it with my dirty shoes.

Leave a comment on this post, and I’ll choose one at random to win one of these watermelon welcome mats — and you can find out for yourself if you’d be as protective of your mat as I was!



  1. Ross Remenak says:

    This so cool! I love the look of it!

  2. Laurie says:

    Cute mat. Very festive. It will remind you to eat more watermelon.

  3. Sheila says:

    What a lovely slice of sweetness to welcome friends

  4. kevin says:

    The watermelon are rollin’ in, you should too.

  5. Randi Williams says:

    This beautiful welcome mat will look great in my home.

  6. edgar ray gunn jr says:

    I firmly believe that watermelon is natures candy. It will disappear faster then any store bought candy at my house especially when the grandkids are visiting. Also any person of any age can eat watermelon. It can be gummed by children with no teeth as well as grandpa’s with no teeth. The seeds are one of the only acceptable forms of ammunition that can be spat out of ones mouth at ones annoying relatives. Watermelon is arguably the most versatile food around.

  7. Susann M says:

    It’s the perfect summer welcome mat!

  8. jessy says:

    I’m a bit of a fruit-a-holic & my absolute favorite fruit is WATERMELON! I can eat one a day, all summer long!?

  9. Joseph Poposky says:

    Looks cool. I love watermelon.

  10. Anna says:

    Fun and fruity doormats would look great in front of any apartment/house located in areas with snowy winters. That would be a pretty sunny welcome to see it when getting back home in the winter time :)

  11. Darlene says:

    What a fun looking welcome mat. I am the watermelon queen in my neighborhood so this would be perfect outside my front door. Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

  12. Sherri Sutton says:

    Beautiful! I love it! If I can get the hubby the paint the front porch, it will be stunning there. If not, then hopefully it would draw attention away from the fact that the porch needs to be painted.

  13. Chelsea says:

    This is awesome!! Would definitely look great in front of the wikid watermelon household!

  14. Linda Mellon says:

    LOVE IT. Can you guess why?????????????

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