Top 5 Ideas for Making an Anniversary Video Gift

The Celebrate Team

When it comes to commemorating those significant years of love, there's nothing quite like the heartfelt touch of a personalized anniversary video. Anniversaries are annual milestones, and what better way to celebrate your family or friend's special day than with a unique video gift that captures the essence of their journey together?

And if you're on the lookout for a surprise for your spouse during this milestone year, why not consider a personalized anniversary video as the perfect expression of your love?

In today's world, where videos mark every occasion from birthdays to graduations, nothing beats the emotional impact of a custom anniversary video crafted with love exclusively for the celebrants.

Creating an anniversary video message for your partner, family, or friends is a creative and thoughtful way to express your love. And the best part? It doesn't have to be extravagant – all it takes is the right idea, a few tips, and a bit of your time!

Why Make an Anniversary Video?

An anniversary video gift is more than just a present: it's a way to capture special memories and celebrate a couple's (or your!) journey together. It's like a personalized movie showcasing the unique story. And this gift isn't just one-time thing — it's a forever keepsake, ready to bring back smiles and happy tears whenever yo hit play.

And, if you want to make it even more personal, with's easy-to-use anniversary video maker, gathering anniversary messages from your parents, children, friends, and siblings isn't hard at all. Whether those contributing are near or far, the distance won’t matter because you’re bridging it by sending an anniversary greeting video.

5 Ideas for Crafting an Anniversary Video Gift

Use's Classic Video Style to Create a Video Message Montage

Picture this – a personalized video filled with heartfelt messages from friends and family, especially if it's for an important year like a golden one or a 10 year milestone! And you can make it happen with's Classic Video style.

STEP 1: Invite People to Participate

First things first, it’s time to rally the troops! Shoot out invites to your nearest and dearest, asking them to record a little video message. No fancy logins or app downloads required – just a heartfelt message straight from their devices.

You can spice things up by throwing them a prompt. Maybe ask, "What’s your favorite memory with [Your Special Someone's Name]?" It’s like collecting a treasure trove of memories to sprinkle into your anniversary video.

You can even have kids participate in the wedding anniversary video. Having kids in the video is a great way to create a priceless first-hand memory and a great way to have some humor in the video and make it light.

It doesn't have to be just you and your spouse, make it a family affair for everyone to enjoy! Besides, having kids participate can be a great way to get them involved and give you the opportunity to capture some of their cutest moments on video.

Regardless of whether you are making the video for your partner or another couple, include photographs of their children to give it a more personal touch and make it even more special.

Involving pets is another good idea! You don't have to include just people- try to include the pets in the video as well, to create some heartwarming and cute moments with animals especially if the pet is a part of a couple's life.

STEP 2: Put It All Together

Feeling a bit creative? Awesome! Use's drag-and-drop tool to gather all those fantastic video snippets. Add your own personal touch by tossing in some photos, music, or even text. It's like putting together a scrapbook, but way cooler – a video scrapbook that's about to become a showstopper!

STEP 3: Share and Celebrate

Finally, the big day arrives – time to share your creation! Hit the play button and let the love, memories, and warm wishes unfold.

So, what are you waiting for? Let the memory-collecting begin and turn those moments into a video gift that'll make an anniversary truly unforgettable!

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane and Highlight Remarkable Moments

The event really is what makes the video, so be selective about which events to highlight in the clip. What are some of the most cherished memories of the couple from this point in time? That’s a great place to start!

Don't just throw every single photo of the couple into a wedding anniversary slideshow. Keep it short, but sweet by showing some of the most candid moments of their life together.

Choose one or two photos per year to show off in the video.  Include their first date photos, engagement photos, and wedding day photos, the couples favorite memories together like first kisses, traveling to new places, or the birth of a child.

Come Up With a Story

Try to come up with some sort of story for the video. For example, you could do a time-lapse from when they first met and then take it through all the steps of their relationship. It can be a video montage, an animated movie, or anything creative that you want to do but make sure it's personal and tells the story about how amazing the couple is.

Add some milestones as a caption to let people know what they are looking at.  For example: “In our second year of marriage we got pregnant with our daughter” or "The moment I knew that this was the man for me".

Yes, ​the best part of it is that you can make an anniversary video gift for anyone, whether it’s for your own anniversary or to celebrate someone else’s. 

Make it Sentimental

The best way to commemorate an anniversary is to make a sentimental video montage.

For a more personalized touch, take a video of you thanking your friends for three things they've done that you're grateful for. This video can be short or long - but it will let them know just how much they mean to you.

It might also be fun to include small moments that will make the couple smile—holidays, vacations, or even just photos of them spending time together.

You may write a song, poem, or say something nice to the anniversary couple.

Don't forget to include their favorite music! Choose a piece of music that will remind the couple of the day they first met or danced together to that song.

Use your creativity- think about what is important to them as a couple when coming up with ideas for the content of this gift. This could be everything from the wedding video, to the event that they first met or other special memories.

Make It Genuine

Making an anniversary video is a thoughtful gift to your spouse or your friend's anniversary. Whether it be something silly, sentimental, or even surprising, there's no wrong way to celebrate this milestone!

Keep it short and simple but heartfelt and emotional!

It's a really special gift to be able to watch videos over and over again, so make sure every memory you choose to share is a genuinely happy moment.

No matter what idea comes into mind - as long as it is thoughtful and done with all of your heart - it is sure to be a happy wedding anniversary gift that will bring tears of joy and memories for years to come!

Making a video for your own anniversary or someone’s anniversary is a beautiful surprise they are guaranteed to love.

The Perfect Anniversary Gift Made Easy With Celebrate

Celebrate is a wedding anniversary maker that helps you create your own wedding anniversary video gifts! With just a few simple steps, anyone can make their wedding anniversary special. has made it easy to make your wedding anniversary special by giving loved ones an opportunity to say 'happy anniversary". will help you to set up the perfect wedding anniversary surprise by creating a compilation of short video clips from family and friends to let the happy couple know how much they are loved and appreciated!

Celebrate then automatically creates a short wedding anniversary video for the happy couple with messages from friends and family that they can share on social media!

You can share your wedding anniversary video on Facebook, Youtube or send it in an email so grandparents and friends in other countries can enjoy it too!

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