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Combine photos, video clips, text, and music to create beautiful birthday videos easily with Animoto's drag-and-drop video maker.

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Say Happy Birthday with a Video

Create one-of-a-kind 'happy birthday' videos quickly and easily. Videos make great gifts and are a fun way to recap all the birthday festivities.

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3 Ways to Celebrate a Birthday with Video

Birthday Video Gift

A personalized birthday video beats an ecard, any day. Make a customized video and delight your recipient with meaningful photos and memories.

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Party Invitation

Get the word out about a big birthday bash with a fun, informative video invitation. Include party details and then share with guests.

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Birthday Party Recap

Round up those priceless birthday party photos and video clips. Put them into a video that's easily shared with family and friends.

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3 Quick & Easy Birthday Video Ideas

  1. Birthday EcardShow you care with a short video that includes a heartfelt or funny birthday message. Include in-jokes or clever quotes, along with photos from way back when. Create a personalized birthday card your recipient won't forget.
  2. Video interviewAsk friends and family to share memories about the person celebrating a birthday. Mix in the video interviews with photos and add music to make a unique video gift.
  3. Birthday SlideshowCreate a dynamic slideshow of photos and video clips of the birthday boy or girl over of the years. Add text to help tell your story. Share your video at a birthday party by showing it on a TV or by using a projector to watch it on a big screen.

The Elements of an Amazing Birthday Video

  1. Tell a clear storyBefore you begin, think about how you'll organize your video. Will it be chronological? Will you share images related to a hobby or theme? Choosing your angle ahead of time can make creating a video much easier.
  2. Make your video the right lengthKeep your video to under a minute if you're creating a birthday invitation or e-card. For a happy birthday video for a loved one, make it about 2-3 minutes. That means being choosy about your visuals. Instead of adding every video clip or picture you have, just include your very best.
  3. Select festive visualsInclude a photo of the person whose birthday you're celebrating, along with fun, birthday-ready images. If you can't find enough photos on your own, search our collection of Getty Images stock photos and video clips for birthday stock photos.

Birthday Video Editing Tips

  1. Match your recipient's styleAnimoto lets you personalize your video using custom fonts and colors. Customize your colors and design to match your party theme. Add bright colors and a fun text style for a child's birthday. Try a black-and-white filter and elegant text for a more sophisticated look.
  2. Crop images and trim video clipsWhen you're adding photos or footage, you can adjust them in Animoto to better fit your video. Enlarge images, crop them to the left or right, or show multiple images at once in a photo collage. You can also cut down video clips or mute them in Animoto if you want to cut out the audio.
  3. Choose the right birthday musicWhether you want a rockin' birthday video or a quiet, reflective instrumental, our library of commercially licensed music has hundreds of songs to choose from. Go for a straightforward "Happy Birthday" or filter songs by genre

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How to make a happy birthday video in 4 steps with Animoto

  1. Choose a birthday template or start from scratch
  2. Upload your photos and video clips
  3. Personalize your birthday video by changing colors, text, and music
  4. Produce and share your video on social media, via email, or showcase it at a birthday party

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