Saying goodbye is never easy.
You may be asking yourself, what’s the perfect gift for saying farewell to a colleague?
The perfect farewell gift for a colleague should fit some standards especially if others want to join in on the send-off. Ideally, the perfect farewell gift for your colleague must be NICE:
Novel: not yet owned by the receiver
Individualized: tailored to the receiver’s likes and wants
Convenient: easy to buy, easy to post, easy to wrap
Everlasting: to last a lifetime of memories
It's not surprising that many people have started to break with the tradition of gifting by gifting an experience rather than an object with so many issues to consider.
Is there a way to say goodbye to a colleague you’ve been working with that fits the NICE criteria?
Yes! Say Goodbye in a Video Message Gift
Collect messages from everyone around the office, like you would a greeting card, but with video. Doesn't that sound wonderful? Well, it can be done with VidDay, the video maker.
There are many ways to say goodbye and many different reasons why at some point, you'll need to say farewell to a colleague:
Leaving for a new opportunity
A retirement send-off
Taking a sabbatical
Going back to school
While spending eight to ten hours a day with your colleague, they're bound to become an integral part of your life. Working together in an office, especially if it's a smaller business or a start-up, you'll see your relationship with a colleague blossom professionally, personally, and, if you're lucky, a unique mixture of both.
Watching familiar faces leaving are often tricky, but the least you can do is celebrate the time you had together and thank them for their hard work in the form of a farewell video surprise.
A Goodbye Gift Idea for Departing Coworkers and Bosses
So your coworker is leaving the company soon. They could be retiring or leaving for other opportunities. One way or another, it’s time to say goodbye. It would be nice to get a small but meaningful parting gift for your coworker to wish them the best of luck.
With VidDay, the video maker, you can say goodbye or farewell with a surprise video montage filled with familiar faces around the office, fun photos from the years that have gone by, and messages of congratulations and well wishes.
It’s pretty simple.
Getting Started on a Farewell Video for a Colleague
Starting a farewell video for your colleague is fast and easy. Within minutes you’ll be on your way to making a beautiful send-off video.
First, you just need to click here and answer a few questions. After that, your account will be set up for you.
Here’s Where the Fun Happens
On your Farewell Event Page, you'll be able to choose your theme and music, plus add in text cards — to give your video a professional touch.
Add Video Clips and Photos
Now that you have your account set up and have chosen a theme and music, you can upload any pictures plus your video message! And don't forget to add a photo of your departing colleague. This photo is on all your invites!
It's time to start inviting your colleagues, management, and anyone else who wants to send their good wishes and goodbyes.
Share the invite link via SMS text message, email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or any other way you find best. Even better, you can even create a work-wide email with the link for everyone to get in on the surprise.
Once you have all the videos and photos on your Event Page, you can drag and drop the media in any order and add in-text cards.
There is an option to edit videos and pictures if you want. But don't worry, no editing skills are required. You can edit as much or as little as you wish with our easy-to-use editors.
Share the Surprise!
Now you just need to sit back and relax because it's time for us to work our magic.
There is nothing else that you need to do — it’s all done for you! Now, VidDay will create your memorable farewell video tribute for your colleague. So just sit back and let us work our magic!
Want to learn a little more about creating a retirement video? Check out our handy guide on all things retirement video.
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