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9 Ways To Make a Great Video Message For a Friend's Birthday

You’ve just realized it’s your friend's birthday today — what do you do? What do you think about a birthday video message for a best friend?

Most people send a text message or write a quick message on Facebook. They write things like “Happy Birthday!” or the classic abbreviated “HBD.” These little messages are always lovely to get on a birthday but often fall short of being sincere and hardly ever come off as meaningful, even if they're meant to be. So what to say in a birthday video message for a friend?

A guy saying happy birthday
9 Ways To Make The Best Birthday Message

Birthday video message for a friend - how to create one?

Take an extra minute or two and record a short video message for a friend's birthday. The truth is, recording a birthday video message is remarkably easy, and you don’t even need to be tech-savvy either. A video message is an unexpected gesture and a surprise that is sure to be sincere.

Here are nine tips and tricks to make a fantastic birthday video message for a friend:

  1. Just be you: No one is you, and that is your power.

  2. Put yourself in their shoes: Think of what your friend would want to hear on their special day.

  3. Share a memory: It can be a recent event or something that happened a long time ago. Whether it’s a story from a travel experience, attending a concert, playing sports, or sharing a yummy meal, if you’ve done it mutually, it will be fun to reminisce.

  4. Location, location, location: Try to record your video clip in a special or interesting location that your friend would enjoy.

  5. Use a quote: Read a quote that reminds you of your friend.

  6. Sing a little: Use lyrics of a song to express yourself or bring up part of a song that you both enjoy and connect with. Of course, it's okay if you can't sing. It makes the video even more entertaining!

  7. Compliments: You can't go wrong with a compliment. Remind them why they're so awesome!

  8. Keep it fun: Make them laugh by bringing up an inside joke, using a creative filter, or greeting them with an original term of endearment or nickname.

  9. Get others to join: The more, the merrier!

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Record and share your birthday wishes together!

Find a group of people wanting to record a birthday wishes video for a friend?

In this case, this would be the perfect time to make a surprise birthday video wishes for a friend montage!

Rally your friends together by getting them to submit video messages for an unforgettable surprise video montage with VidDay. The best part is that we make it easy for you to do because we make the beautiful video montage for you.

Our new birthday video gift maker allows anyone, no matter their technical skills, to deliver an unforgettable, hilarious, and often heartwarming video montage made with friends and family.

VidDay’s video montage maker is more than just turning photos into a video slideshow. We encourage people to submit birthday video messages for friends to elevate the gifting experience. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

Overall, a surprise video montage is a sincere and fun way to show love and appreciation while creating a memorable keepsake. Check out our Ultimate Birthday Video Guide on how you can start creating birthday message videos for a friend.

A group of friends watching their vidday
Happy Birthday Messages From Everyone!


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