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How To Make The Best Retirement Video Montage

Retirement is more than the end of a career. It's a new beginning in someone's life. That's a significant life milestone. And a big milestone like that deserves a more unique, sincere, and memorable gift than your average gift.

People looking at a Vidday on an iphone

You want to give a gift to properly acknowledge a colleague who has put their heart and soul into their work for a good portion of their life. You need a gift that shows how much you acknowledge and appreciate the service they've done for so many long years.

So what’s the best way to celebrate and show gratitude towards a retiree?

Celebrate their retirement with a personalized retirement video montage made with video messages from colleagues, friends, and family wishing them well on their new chapter in life. Imagine how surprised they'll be when they see everyone they know come together in one video to congratulate them on their achievement and express gratitude for their years of hard work. This surprise video montage is a memorable gift that will be cherished for many years to come.

Retirement video tribute example:

Retirement video montage example:

How to create a retirement video effortlessly?

We're proud to have developed a new video gift maker that allows everyone and anyone (no matter their technical skills) to make a retirement video idea for a coworker or a teacher come true to surprise and honor the retiree. What was once an impossible retirement gift for many is now available to everyone. All you need is the device you're using to read this. No app download and editing skills are required.

Vidday app platform with wording say enjoy retirement.

Making a video montage with VidDay as a tribute to a retiree is an excellent way for a company to show its regard and appreciation for its employer.

VidDay's retirement video montage maker is more than just turning photos into a video slideshow. Instead, we encourage people to submit video messages to elevate the gifting experience. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

Here's how you can easily make a retirement video montage with lots of video clips and photos using VidDay’s video montage maker.

  • Setup a private event page

  • Page upload videos and photos

  • Invite friends and family to join

  • Publish the video

Setup a Private Event Page

Get started by answering three simple questions to set up a private event page. This event page collects videos and photos from colleagues, friends, and family.

How to create retirement video?

Question 1: What is the special occasion?

In this case, you would select 'Retirement.'

Question 2: Who is the video for?

Simply enter the retiree's first and last name. Is there more than one person retiring? No problem! You can add as many names as you need to.

Question 3: When is the deadline for submissions?

Select a date and time to set a deadline for colleagues, friends, and family to submit their videos.

Voila, the private event page is ready!

There are two different views of the event page — the creator view (your view if you started the event page) and the contributor view (a simpler version of the event page).

As the creator, your view of the event page has many features. You can watch and edit the videos and photos submitted. You also have the power to edit the event details and extend the video deadline as you please. As a contributor, you can only submit a video or photo. But, in case they're curious, contributors can see a list of names of other people who have submitted a video.

Upload Videos and Photos

Let the fun begin! Start uploading fun photos of the recipient(s). Once a photo has been uploaded, it'll be used as the profile photo so that contributors are greeted with a familiar face when visiting the event page. Then, record or upload your personal video message. Not ready to record a video yet? That's okay. You can move on to step 3.

Invite People to Submit Videos and Photos

happy retirement video montage
Easily create a celebration video montage for a retirement.

You can invite colleagues, friends, and family by sharing the event page link. You can share the link by email, text message, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or whatever works best for you. Invited people (a.k.a. collaborators) will be able to easily record or upload their video messages and pictures by clicking the event link.

All submitted video clips and photos are gathered on the event page, where the creator can easily arrange them in any order of preference. We suggest distributing photos evenly between video clips and hand-picking what the last video clip in the montage should be.

Retirement video ideas for a coworker


Click the publish button when all the video and photo submissions are in. Then, do something else and enjoy life! You can kick back and relax because there's nothing else to worry about. VidDay makes the video for you!

We add the human touch by personally reviewing the videos and photos to make sure they're all good. The videos and photos are placed into a beautiful and professional retirement video montage with music and transitions. Once the final video has gone through our quality control team (we like to call them ninjas), you will receive an email that the retirement video gift is ready to view, share and download.

Make your first retirement video gift today!

How to make retirement video

We hope you're inspired by our insights on how to make a retirement video!

VidDay's retirement video maker provides an easy way to make a video montage to give as a gift. Get started today on an unforgettable gift for retirements or any other special occasion. One of the best ways to celebrate retirement is with a retirement group video gift.

Need a little more inspiration on what to say in a retirement video gift?

Happy video-making, friends!


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