You can certainly do that, especially if time and effort is no object.
However, with Celebrate, you can do it WAY faster and almost certainly better — and you could even do it yourself!
Check out this page for a comparison of the old Do-It-Yourself way and the Celebrate way.
That totally depends on how long it takes your friends and family to respond. Your own time can be as little as 15 minutes. It’s good to plan at least a little bit ahead so Contributors have some time to think about what they’ll say. On the other hand, they often wait for the last minute anyway so there’s often not much benefit to planning TOO far ahead. The fastest “OMG - it’s his birthday!” video we’ve heard about from our members took just 3 hours total elapsed time! In a case like that one, be sure to plead “PLEASE HURRY” on your video request (we guide you through it in the app).
If you only re-order video clips, you can do this in 15 minutes. On the other hand, many of our members love adding things like GIFs, cards, pictures, music. So really, it can take you as long or short as you wish. The main thing is to have fun with it. Whatever you do, we know your gift receiver will love it!
So far, we’ve heard from members in their late 60’s telling us how easy it was to do. And we’ve also heard they’ve had videos contributed by friends/relatives in their 70s! So go ahead try it out — it’s free to try. You might be pleasantly surprised … and proud!
It can be any length you wish. The final video typically is about 20-30 minutes although we’ve seen some as long as 45 minutes. Go ahead and have some fun with it — the more contributors, the merrier!
Producers (that’s you) have complete control. We don’t automatically share with anyone. Instead, we give you the tools so you can share it (or not share it) with whoever you wish
We have lots of fun ways to add your creative touch.
• Add music — use our stock music or add your own tunes
• Add Pictures
• Add Stickers
• Add text on top of pictures and videos
• Add GIFs (one of the extra special touches of our app that our users love to use!)
Easy-peasy. There’s a download button on the final video page.
Yes. We have a range of stock music that is free for you to use. We only need to show their names in the credits at the end of your video.
We also have music from guest musicians — Indie artists. We hope to add more over time if this idea is a hit.
And you can also upload your own favorite tunes!
Yes, to your heart’s content. A great way to do that is to add a bunch of pictures in a row and add some music underneath — it creates a great vibe!
Yes. Contributors can record and upload video and pictures on any device. — mobile or desktop. This is all done in their browser.
On desktop, we support all the major browsers that can handle video recording as a standard feature: Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
Mac Safari does not officially support recording yet but we even give your friends tips and tricks on how to turn on Safari's experimental feature if they really want to be cool and impress their friends 🔥
No need for anyone else to create an account (other than you).
They can be any length they wish — just not boring 😄
(and if they are, you can trim it in the app)
Yes. Your invitation link or email can be forwarded to anyone. It's a great way to add more contributors.
Yes. With Celebrate, you can reprocess the video with additions and changes any time you want — no extra charge 😄