Retirement is a special time in anyone's life.
It's such a thrilling time that many people want to celebrate that person. So let's celebrate all of the soon-to-be retiree's work accomplishments they've had over the years!
If you know someone working for years and years and has provided for themselves and their family, let's celebrate them entering their new phase in life.
But what is the perfect gift?
The perfect retirement gift has to meet many criteria. Ideally, the perfect gift 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
With so many issues to consider, it is hardly surprising that a number of people decided to break with the tradition of gift exchange or by gifting someone an experience rather than an object. Such a VidDay retirement video gift.
The plus with VidDay is that you don't need to be a computer wiz to make a beautiful retirement video for your coworker. Using VidDay is the way to go — with no editing skills required.
So, how do you create a retirement video?
It's simple! All you have to do is sign up here. Once you have your account set up, you can choose a profile picture of the retiree.
Now it's the fun time! Start inviting your coworkers, friends, and family members of the soon-to-be retiree. They'll then be able to submit that video messages and photos of that person. They'll even be able to invite others to join in on the celebration retirement video.
Once you've compiled everyone's photos and video clips that showcase the highlights of their career, simply choose a theme, some background music, and publish it!
Now it's our turn to work the magic. We'll start preparing your retirement video within minutes. Once it's ready, you get an email saying that your retirement is ready! Now you can let all the contributors know that the video is ready to watch, or you can save it for later.
Now it's time to plan a celebration for a friend or coworker that's retiring. Screen the retirement video at an in-person party or event, share it to social media, or include it in a company-wide email. It will create memories for the retirement party and the retiree that will last a lifetime.
Is there something you should include in the retirement video?
This can be super specific to that particular person who is about to retire. But here are some tips and tricks to help you think about what to include in your retirement video. A retirement video is like a group greeting card signed by everyone, but with video messages — it's a beautiful way to send retirement wishes.
So, you'll want to include beautiful video messages from all their coworkers. You'll want to make sure everyone in the office knows to submit their video message wishing them a happy retirement. You should also reach out to past employees and coworkers, asking them to get in on the video surprise!
Of course, you'll want to make sure that you invite the retiree's friends and family to submit their video messages. You can even ask them to submit fun photos of when they first began their career or them as a child. To help bring them back down memory lane. It will help to add a little sentimental touch to your retirement video.
Your retirement video should be a tribute to the retiree's career, so you should include anything that will shine a light on the retiree and everything that they've accomplished during their career.
This will keep your retirement video gift authentic and memorable. So let's make it an unforgettable retirement video with a heartfelt good-bye video that they'll be able to watch over and over again.
What should you say in your retirement video?
If you're at a loss for what to say in a retirement video, not to worry! We have some handy little tips and tricks that will get your creative juices flow.
Share your favorite memory of them.
Is there a funny story involving the retiree that you will never forget? Retell it or mention an inside joke that came from the memory. Bring them back to that special moment that you've both shared during their career.
Tell them something they've done that has influenced you.
Was there something that they said to you during your career that has stuck with you? Was there a time when they helped you out when you were in a sticky situation? Remind them that they've influenced you (for better or worse, joking).
Speak about their best characteristic.
Their character is an easy speaking point. Is there a personality trait they have that everyone loves? Has it positively influenced their career? E.g., Are they super punctual, super honest about their feeling, or dedicated beyond anyone else? Whatever their trait might be, they'd be happy to know that you admire them for it.
Plans for the future.
Do you know what their plans are for the future? If you've both talked about it in the past, bring it up to them during your retirement video. Talk about how excited you are for them to experience whatever they have coming up in the future. Talk about fun things that you'd do with your time off, as suggestions for them!
Need a little more inspiration on what to say in a retirement video gift? Check out this retirement wish idea generator.
Let's start a retirement video.
Ready to start your retirement video? Check out our handy guide on how to create a retirement video to help you get going.
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