If you’re thinking of making a surprise 60th birthday video for a loved one — you’ve come to the right place.
Hitting 60 is undoubtedly a milestone, so it's only fitting to celebrate it with a memorable video surprise.
A birthday video montage, or 60th birthday VidDay, is a collection of birthday video messages compiled together into one perfect collaborative gift.
VidDay makes it quick, easy, and fun for everyone to join in a surprise video gift filled with birthday wishes and photos.
And, don't worry — you don't need video editing skills or download an app. In fact, you can make it from the comfort of your couch.
Here’s a surprise 60th birthday video example using the Rose Gold theme:
Before we proceed, I'd like to take a moment to give you a round of applause...
Because you're a thoughtful person who's wanting to do something special for a loved one's big 6-0 milestone. Good on you!
Let's dive in and learn how anyone — even those who don't consider themselves "tech-savvy" —can make a memorable video gift.
Create a 60th Birthday VidDay event within seconds
Click here to set up a 60th birthday event with only a few clicks. Then, you'll be ready to invite people to submit video messages and photos.
You can invite as many people as you'd like to participate in the birthday video — the more, the better.
You can use VidDay’s invitation features to quickly invite, track RSVPs, and collect media.
Use email, SMS, or your favorite messaging apps like WhatsApp or Messenger to share your unique link to a private submission page. Only those with the link can visit the submission page to upload their video greetings and photos.
You can save time with VidDay Smart Invites.
With Smart Invites, you can access your Google contacts to send email invitations to everyone at once. Or, upload a spreadsheet to import email contacts, which is handy for office birthdays.
Everyone invited through Smart Invites, plus those who RSVP, are added to your invite list. From this list, you'll see who plans on participating and who has already submitted.
Your invite list will receive friendly auto-reminders by email, so they don't forget to participate.
You can trust that with VidDay invite tools, your 60th birthday tribute video will be fun and stress-free.
Everyone's 60th birthday wishes and photos are safely collected for you.
You can invite everyone, no matter how "good" they are with tech.
VidDay is designed for web browsers on any device, with no app download, making recording and uploading a video message as straightforward as possible.
Participants can even add old photos of the recipient for a quick trip down memory lane.
You can easily drag and drop the media in any order.
All video greetings and pictures appear in real-time on your Event Page, where only you (the video creator) can view and drag them in the perfect order.
And, if you want to edit a piece of media, you can go the extra mile with our simple editing tools to:
Adjust photo colors
You can personalize your video with text cards.
Now it's time to give the surprise video a personal touch by adding custom text cards.
We recommend adding a personalized intro text card such as: "Happy 60th Birthday, Jim" and an outro text card saying: "We Love You."
Then have fun easily adding 60th birthday Gifs and memes from VidDay's GIPHY library.
Get a sneak peek with free previews.
Once you have lots of media added, you'll want to render a preview of your video montage.
You can preview your masterpiece a few times until it looks just right.
World-class support is always nearby.
We mean it. Quality customer support from a real person (not a bot) is available at all hours for you and those you invite to participate.
Use the VidDay live chat support with real people — yes, real humans, not a bot.
The VidDay Customer Care Team is happy to quickly help you with every step to create a milestone celebration video that will be cherished for generations to come. Even participants have access to support while recording and uploading their media.
Customize the 60th birthday video.
Have fun choosing what kind of birthday vibes or style you'd like the group video to have. VidDay offers beautiful video themes and background music to choose from.
Here's a selection of a few of our customer's favorite birthday video themes.
Once you've previewed your birthday video montage and are happy with your work of art, you can proceed to "finalize" to render a high-quality version.
You can send a gift card with the video.
You have the option to add a digital gift card to be gifted with the surprise video. Just add money, and the recipient will claim the monetary amount as an eGift Card, prepaid Visa, or charitable donation of choice.
You can turn on group gifting.
You can turn the gift card into a group gift by letting participants contribute money to a collection pot. Money contributions are pooled together, and the recipient claims all funds towards their gift card.
The collection pot can become quite large, making for an extra surprise for the lucky recipient.
Virtual gift wrapping
With the click of a button, VidDay compiles your videos and photos into a one-of-a-kind video montage, ready to share and save.
But, before sharing the 60th gift surprise, you need to choose a digital gift wrap for your video. Because what's a gift without wrapping paper, right?!
Browse through a variety of beautiful gift wraps — there's something for everyone.
4 different ways to share your 60th birthday video gift.
Share with the recipient in person.
Sharing your video gift with the recipient is, without a doubt, the most exciting moment.
What's better is seeing the recipient watch their video in person. Watch the video gift with the recipient and you'll be able to witness their face light up with joy, which is truly a magical moment. Seeing them laugh and cry tears of joy is a rare moment that makes it all worthwhile.
Your video gift is shared and viewable online from a private gift page, but it's also downloadable so that you can save it forever.
The video gift is shared and watched online, but it's also downloadable so that you can save it forever.
Here are a couple of ways you can present your one-of-kind birthday video:
Get together and watch your video from the gift page using your laptop, phone, or any other device. If you know you won't have a WiFi connection, download the MP4 beforehand.
Throw a party and play your video on the TV or projector (an absolute party favorite).
Send your video to the recipient online.
It's not always possible to get together. But the silver lining is that sharing your video gift online is super easy.
Send the "recipient link," a private link to a gift page. From the gift page, the recipient can:
Watch their surprise birthday video
Record a thank you video
Claim their gift (only applicable if there was a gift card collection)
You can share the recipient link however way you want. Whether by email, text, WhatsApp, Messenger, or Slack, the recipient will be surprised when they suddenly receive a video made just for them, from everyone they love.
Once the recipient watches their birthday video, they can redeem any gift card amount, if there was any, and easily record a thank you video message.
The thank you message from the recipient is shared with you, the video creator. You could then easily share the recipient's message with all the participants since they're curious to see how the video turned out.
Share with the recipient using a QR code.
You can download a unique QR code that links to the gift page for the recipient.
All you need to do is:
Download the QR code.
Print with any printer.
Cut by following the dotted line.
Add to card or gift.
The QR code will take the recipient directly to the gift page when scanned with their mobile phone.
Share with participants.
As the creator of the 60th birthday video, you have complete control of how you share the video gift with everyone who participated in the celebration video.
By default, your video gift is private. But once you toggle it to viewable, everyone with the invite link can watch your video. But, the video is only viewable to those with the direct link and is not searchable from Google or other search engines.
With a click of a button, you can notify your invite list that the video gift is available to watch. Of course, everyone will be excited to see it!
Creative ideas on what you can say in your video greeting.
It can be hard to know what greetings, wishes, or messages you should say to someone you care for on a special occasion. This is what we love to do — helping you find those oh-so-perfect words for anyone in your life.
Check out this handy birthday wishes generator made just for you. There are lots of thought-starters to get your creative juices flowing.
And here's a short video of 60th birthday wishes and sayings:
Here are a few of our favorite quotes about turning 60:
“I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius.”
— George Carlin
“Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.”
— Maurice Chevalier
“To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.”
— Bernard Baruch
“Looking 50 is great... if you're 60.”
— Joan Rivers
Fun things to know about turning 60.
To help to kick off some 60th birthday planning vibes, we've assembled a little collection of content to inspire you for things to mention in a video message.
How many days is 60 years?
60 years = 21,900 days
How many hours is 60 years?
60 years = 525,600 hours
What's a 60th birthday called?
A 60th birthday is called a diamond jubilee.
What is a person in their sixties called?
A person between 60 and 69 is called a sexagenarian.
What are the classic decoration colors for a sixtieth birthday?
The use of black with silver or gold "60" confetti and centerpieces. These colors also are typically used for "over the hill" 60th birthday celebrations.
What famous stars are turning 60 in 2022?
Jon Bon Jovi
Well, that's all from us for now.
Happy birthday video-making with VidDay!