The Ultimate Birthday Video Guide

Make a surprise Birthday Video as a gift with VidDay.


Get everyone saying Happy Birthday in a personalized video gift. Combine photos, video clips, text, and music to create beautiful birthday videos easily with VidDay — no editing skills needed.



Let’s get started on how you can make a birthday video gift with VidDay.


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Birthday Video Ideas



Birthday Messages


Show someone that you care with a video gift for their birthday. Include a heartfelt or funny birthday message, inside-jokes or thoughtful quotes, along with photos and video from way back when — blast from the past!


Ask friends and family to share memories about the person celebrating a birthday. Mix in the video clips with photos and add music to make a unique video gift. You’re on your way to creating a personalized birthday video your recipient won't forget.


With so many different possibilities for making a birthday video, the options seem endless, perhaps a little overwhelming. We have some fun ideas to help you with your video because a personalized birthday video beats an ecard any day. Learn more on how to compile birthday messages into one surprise video here.


Milestone Birthday


Celebrate a milestone birthday because there are so many to celebrate. From sweet 16, dirty 30’s to the big 5-0. Don’t let anyone’s landmark birthday pass you by. Mark your calendars, and start your video gift.


Reunite friends, both old and new, family, and even coworkers, for an unforgettable birthday tribute. With VidDay it's easy to create a collaborative video!


Celebrate at a Distance


Say happy birthday at a distance — be there when you can’t be there, instantly send your video montage with just a click. A surprise video gift is one of the best long-distance birthday gift ideas. Whether you’re in the same city or miles apart, it’s easy to come together to celebrate that special person.


Here are some great video messages for your friend's birthday — whether at a distance or together!


Birthday Party Recap


Had an in-person birthday, and not everyone could attend? Create a birthday party recap!


Bring together those priceless birthday party photos and video clips that you captured throughout the day. Upload them into VidDay, choose a theme and some music, then easily share with family and friends. It’s like they were there the entire time. They can experience the joys from that day!


Year in review: Birthdays are a great time to take stock of where you are and where you’ve been.



Birthday Video Tips



Plan It Out

Before you begin, think about how you'll want to organize your video.

  • Will the videos and photos be chronological?

  • Will you share images related to a hobby or theme?

You’re able to drag-and-drop pictures, text cards, and videos on your VidDay Event page. Think about the flow that you want to create and drag-and-drop away!


Edit Your Video


Make sure your submissions are the right length.

  • Is there dead air?

  • Is there space left at the end?

Don’t worry — you can trim off the excess in our video editor.


Or, if you want, we can take care of that for you! Just let us know. We recommend breaking up your videos with pictures!


We recommend adding three photos before or after a two-minute video. It’s not a hard rule, just something we like, but get creative and see what you want.


Choose a Cover Photo


Select a festive photo of the birthday person for a cover photo.


This photo is included in all of your submissions invites. It helps to add a personal touch for those you want to participate.


Don’t forget to include pictures of the person whose birthday you're celebrating throughout the video. If you can't find enough images on your own, ask your friends and family to upload their favorite photos of the birthday person.


Don’t be limited to just the submissions you’ve received. Check on social media, like Facebook or Instagram, to find photos and videos of that birthday person.



Editing Tips and Tricks



Personalize your Birthday Video


VidDay lets you match your birthday’s person’s style with custom themes, fonts, and colors. Add in some text cards to make a smooth progression — choose any font and text color that matches the birthday person’s taste and personality.


Add bright colors and a fun text style for a child's birthday, or keep it black-and-white for a more elegant feel. There are loads of themes to choose from with VidDay — from our most popular Collage Theme to our Watercolor theme, with many to choose from.


Have a look at all of our themes here.


Photo and Video Editors


When you and your friends and family upload images and videos, you adjust and edit them in our VidDay editor. You can trim, flip, and rotate the video! Make your birthday video gift perfect by choosing filters for your photos and crop them how you want them. You can also turn off the background music during any video clips to have no background music.


Check our handy how-to guide on making beautiful photos with our photo editor here.

Choose the Best Birthday Music


Pick a tune that strikes the right mood. Whether you want feel-good music or some country charm, our music library allows you to choose any background music that suits that special birthday person. Go on and celebrate that happy day with our Happy Birthday background music.



How to Make a Birthday Video in Three Easy Steps with VidDay



Invite Friends and Family

After you’ve set up your account and created an event page for that special birthday person, it’s time to get inviting!


Get the people they love in on the fun — quickly send a birthday invitation to anyone to join in on the celebration. Invite as many people as you want — the more, the merrier!



Receive Videos Clips and Photos


All the personal birthday video messages and pictures are collected in your VidDay account for you.


Everything is displayed on your Birthday Event Page, where you can drag and drop the photos and videos in any order you want. You can also add in-text cards, choose your themes, background music, and edit any pictures or videos you want. But don’t worry, no editing skills are required, and you can edit as much or as little as you want.



Share the Surprise!


It's time for us to work our magic. VidDay will create your memorable birthday video montage.


It’s time to smile — send the surprise video to the lucky recipient. You can share your VidDay Birthday Video via email — simply copy and paste the link and send it to your friends and that special birthday person.


Download the video and share it on their favorite social media platforms.


Don’t forget to tag them (and us, we love seeing their reactions!).


Watch the video together, even if at a distance. Schedule a Zoom or Google Hangout to watch the video together. We love seeing people’s reactions, send us a video clip of the birthday person's reaction to reactions@vidday.com — it's what we love the most about our job! Learn more about sharing your VidDay here.


Ready to create a Birthday Video? Let’s get started on making your one-of-a-kind gift! ♥

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