How To Turn a Video into a Gift

The Celebrate Team

Meaningful videos are wonderful ways to express feelings and messages. They can encompass the many occasions and celebrations throughout one's life. Thus videos can and should be at the top of your list for unique gift ideas. And Celebrate is a breathtaking way to create a video. Celebrate provides a FUN and EASY way to produce a video that will be cherished forever.

You want to give a video as a gift AND you may also want something physical that your friend or family member can open on their birthday or while you’re celebrating the holidays?

How about transferring your video to a DVD and/or a USB flash drive and package it in your choice of gift box!? 🎉

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Ways to Present a Video

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A personal message honouring special occasions need some sort of delivery platforms. Getting the gang together to deliver individual videos (and the odd photo) which would then be merged into a video montage, ultimately magically turned into an awesome group video gift.

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How to Give a Video

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Fun Fact 1
(Insivia) - Did you know that viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video as compared to only 10% when reading it in text?

Fun Fact 2 (
Insivia)- In 2020, 96% of consumers increased their online video consumption, and 9 out of 10 viewers said that they wanted to see more videos from brands and businesses. In fact, as of 2022, an average person is predicted to spend 100 minutes per day watching online videos.

With just these 2 facts, one would expect that everyone would be organizing all their family members and friends in mad rushes creating video clips. While this may not be far from the truth, there are still plenty of people who believe creating videos take an inordinate amount of time and require expensive equipment (such as editing tools) and high levels of technical skills. This is just not the case!

ALL you need is a tool (and some imagination ...) ... like Celebrate 😃 ... and with just a few easy steps, you too can be a pro! Here's one example ... have a look ... all done in 5 easy steps;

  1. Send Your Invites
    Log in to your Celebrate account, and choose “Create New Celebration.” Then, it’s as easy as filling out the name of the person you’re celebrating, what the special occasion is, and letting people know when the videos are due. Now, you’re ready to send out your invites!
  2. Let's celebrate Mother's Day! 😃 Who should you invite? Anyone who wants to celebrate your mom! This is a chance for you, your kids, and the rest of your friends and family to show her how much they appreciate her love and care. They don’t need to log in or download an app either, so even those who aren’t the best with technology can get in on the action.
  3. Create a Theme
    There are so many ways to celebrate your mom that your invitees might not know exactly what they should be talking about. If you create a theme, it’ll help your video contributors to gather their thoughts! Here are just a few ideas you can work off of:
  4. Have your invitees talk about their favorite memory of your mom
  5. Have your invitees share old photos and pictures
  6. Have your invitees thank your mom for a favour she did for them
  7. Remember, videos can be as long as you want, so contributors have plenty of time to talk about how awesome your mom is!
  8. Let the Videos Roll in!
    Now sit back, relax, and wait for your contributors to send in their videos. Don’t worry if some of the videos are a bit rough. After all, not everyone’s a world-class director, and you can do some editing later on (don’t worry, we’ll help!).
  9. Edit Your Video
    The Editing Suite makes putting together everyone’s videos a breeze. Just drag and drop everyone’s video contributions together into the timeline, and reorder them as you see fit. Feel free to add photos, gifs, songs, and more! If your mom has a favorite song, you can upload it into the Editing Suite for an extra, personal touch.
  10. Process and Share
    You’re almost done! When you’re happy with how your video looks, go ahead and process the video. Don’t worry ... you don’t actually have to do anything aside from pressing the “process” button (we told you it was easy!). Then send out your video, and let the laughter (and happy tears) begin!

How to Give a Video Gift


Videos have an incredible vista in the number of ways in which they can be used. These include the flexibility of applying videos to create gifts. Here are just a few awesome gifts as a result of some very easy to use video tools;

Graduation Video Gift

Do you want to make a Graduation video for your friend as a Graduation gift?

If you want to give a meaningful video gift to someone, but don't have the time or resources to make one yourself, then this article is for you! In it, we will show you how easy it is to compile heartwarming happy Graduation messages into one surprise video gift. Let's get started.

Farewell Video Gift

In the past, Farewells were reserved for close friends, but now with social media, everyone can be a part of it! But what about those people who live far away or are unable to attend your Farewell? This is where video messages come in handy.

Video messages allow you to communicate Farewell wishes to anyone in any location even if they're not physically there with you on that special day. Creating Farewell videos has never been easier. A group video of friends and family together is an amazing way to surprise anyone on their Farewell. If you want to make a Farewell video for your friend as a Farewell gift have a look...

Anniversary Wishes Video Gift

Creating Anniversary Videos has never been easier. Celebrate has made the process as easy as possible! A group video of friends and family together is an amazing way to surprise anyone on their anniversary. If want to make an Anniversary video have a look ...

Baby Shower Video Gift

Do you want to make a baby shower video for your friend as a baby shower gift?

If you want to give a meaningful video gift to someone, but don't have the time or resources to make one yourself, then this article is for you! In it, we will show you how easy it is to compile heartwarming happy baby shower messages into one surprise video gift. Let's get started.

Retirement Video Gift

Retirement videos are a magnificent approach to celebrating the culmination of a career. Retirement video ideas span many themes and a gamut of emotions. Retirement videos can be funny, sad, funny AND sad, and a number of other things too! Would you like to have a look? Go ahead!

Father's Day Video Gift

Wondering how to compile a Father's Day video into one surprise gift? Then this article is for you! Have a look!

Mother's Day Video Gift

Finding a meaningful gift for Mother's Day can be difficult. Here's a unique gift idea — let her know how much she's appreciated through a personalized video gift message from the family! It's easy, and it lets all the loved ones in her life share happy and fun memories. Here's how.

Ways to Present a Video Gift

You have the special occasion ... you have the special message ... you have the indispensable loved one 😀... you have creative people ... you think you'll put things together in a montage ... you have the music, both the background music and the Vienna Boys Chorus wannabes for the "fun" music ... How do you put all this together? 🤔 Well of course - The Old How to Turn a Video Into a Gift trick! 😃

A group video gift has no match for creative and meaningful gifts. A video gift is a great way to show how much you care. You can make a video from scratch, or compile the video from images and video clips that have been taken over the years.

Video Gift Ideas

Creating themes for your video is key to providing guidance to your contributors. Each contribution clip will end up being a part of a montage. So you'll want to ensure you have a great creative idea as a foundation for each theme. Some ideas you may want to consider;

Share a Favourite Memory

How about first day at school? A trip to your favourite relative? A favourite vacation?

Recount Milestones

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For a special touch ... Group music ... either goofy 🤪 ... or sentimental 😂

Cute Ways to Give a Gift

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If you're creating a video montage that has a romantic theme, you may want to express yourself accordingly. Here are some engaging phrases you can sprinkle throughout your montage 🥰;

"You're my dream come true."

"You take my breath away."

"Since you've been around I smile a lot more than I used to."

"There is no one I'd rather steal blankets from."

"You look great today and every day."

"I'm jealous of people who get to see you every day."

How about a video montage that has a romantic AND funny theme 😍? Yep, we have some of those;

"Love is sharing your popcorn."

"You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That is your common sense leaving your body."

"I want someone who will look at me the same way I look at chocolate cake."

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good. Especially when I am all alone with you!"

"You want to know who I'm in love with? Read the first word again."

"I love you with all my belly. I would say heart, but my belly is bigger."

"I love you so much I'd fight a bear for you. Well not a grizzly bear because they have claws, and not a panda bear because they know Kung Fu. But a care bear, I'd definitely fight a care bear for you."

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

"Will you lend me a kiss? I promise to give it back."

"Always follow your heart, but remember to bring your brain along!"

"I lost my teddy bear, can I sleep with you?"

"Forget the butterflies, I feel the entire zoo in my stomach when I'm with you!"

A Last Word

One can always hope for a perfect gift. The true achievement of a cherished celebration should be the everlasting impact. There is no better way to accomplish this than through a meaningful and heartfelt video gift. Fortunately this doesn't require a large expense or much tech savvy. And, with a few simple tips, you can create an awesome one. A video gift can be EASY and so much FUN to create ... if you have the right tools ... and we do 😃 ... have a look. Your editing skills will rival those of any expert!

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