Top 3 Creative Ways to Package a Video As a Gift

Yes, we are certainly biased, but speaking on behalf of our VidDay Team, we can all say that we are beyond passionate about spreading happiness and joy to the world one video moment at a time

So here are our top 3 ways to package your VidDay video gift, because our grandparent still like to hold a tangible gift in their hands.

Photo from Rice Studio Supplies

Wooden or Earth-Friendly Gift Box With a Card and USB

This one is my personal favourite since I like things made out of wood. Simply visit your local craft or dollar store to find a wooden box to fill it with cardboard stuffing, a USB flash drive (a.k.a. memory stick), a simple greeting card and tissue paper.

You can write a nice little personal message on the card and if you want to get as fancy as me, you can engrave the words "We Love You" on the lid of the box. Another idea is to use a wood stain to make designs or hearts. Or, if you prefer to buy a premade handcrafted box, we suggest Rice Studio Supplies or Hanging Branch. All said and done, this makes for a pretty unique video gift. Much better than just clicking a link.

This is another idea I found from pinterest

Do-It-Yourself DVD Cover or Label

Transferring or burning your Vidday video to a DVD isn’t hard at all. If you are on an Apple computer use this tutorial and if you are on a Windows computer, try this tutorial.

Once you have the DVD ready, there are a few different ways to go about decorating it. If you don't already have these items around your home, you can visit a craft or dollar store and get some neat and inexpensive materials. My daughter was super excited take out her markers once we showed her what she could decorate it. She drew all sorts of fun designs and messages on the DVD top. Just keep in mind to use a soft-tipped sharpie or marker so that it won't scratch the disk. For the pouch or sleeve of the disc, we used an empty Kleenex box with some fancy print. We flattened out the box and folded it in half. Then, we cut it into a square, half an inch larger than the DVD. Finally, taped the edges together and that was it!

We wrote a cute family message on the box and the kids finished by decorating that too. I suppose you could reverse the cardboard and have the printed design on the outside as well. Have fun with it!

Photo from Big DAWG Greetings

LCD Screen Greeting Card

A video screen in a card! I know right?! I was completely blown away and amazed when our Co-founder, Denis, showed us this possibility. There are a few companies online like Big Dawgs Greetings that offer LCD Greeting Cards. The screens are nearly paper-thin and placed inside a greeting card. Prices for these vary depending on the size of screen. You can likely save on buying a few at once, that way you have a stash for future special occasions.

These cool cards come with easy instructions on how to load your group video gift. You can write a little message to the recipient and there you have it, a state-of-the-art gift!

It makes you wonder what's next. Hologram cards?

We hope you enjoyed our top 3 ways to turn your personalized video as a tangible gift for someone you care about. Now it's time for you to make a wonderful tribute to your loved ones for any special occasion or life celebration. Thanks for reading!

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