Finding cheer at the front door: Dressing up your entryway delivers your season’s greetings to all

Making a splashy entrance takes on a double meaning during the holidays. When revelers put on party clothes and festive smiles, well, there’s one. But then there’s the front door, a generally more complicated design project that can say everything or nothing about the way the faces behind it celebrate the season.

From tacky to tricky, understated to over-the-top, this is the time of year when one can offer up a “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy Kwanzaa,” celebrate the winter solstice or say “Merry Christmas” in many languages before the guest even crosses the threshold.

Where to start? The spirit of the season surely demands a nod to the heart.

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