Free apps make it easier than ever to wish someone a happy birthday or bid farewell to a colleague with a custom video greeting card, especially in this time of pandemic wherein face-to-face gatherings are discouraged.
A video greeting card can go a long way toward making someone feel special when you’re working as a remote team or are socially isolated. It could be something you make as a party, with each recording a small wish, or you could use animations and slideshows to express yourself. Check out these amusing virtual video greetings for any occasion and find something appropriate.
It’s Your Bday (Web)
Your quest ends here if what you want is for multiple people to record videos and have them automatically combined into a single video post. It’s Your Bday (IYB) is the most straightforward and straightforward software. The fact that it is free is remarkable.
Make a new video page with your name and contact details. That’s right, IYB sends your registration details and links to manage your video later via SMS for some reason. That is the only drawback to this service, which operates flawlessly on both desktop and mobile browsers.
You can share the new video page’s custom connect with anyone. They should make a 10-to-30-second video and upload it to IYB. If you want to say anything more than a plain birthday greeting, the site provides a few suggestions.
You’ll get SMS updates as the administrator whenever a new video is posted. In a dashboard, you can handle all of your videos, change their positions, and even delete them if necessary.
You can see how the final video would look at any time, which creates a pleasant transition between two stitched videos. Finish the letter and give it to the birthday child until you’re satisfied with it!
Joycards (Android, iOS, Web)
If you don’t like the limitations of IYB, Joycards is a great option for community video greeting cards that is also totally free. It stands out due to a few fundamental differences.
To begin with, Joycards does not combine videos into a single big video. Instead, it will give the recipient a greeting card with all of the videos arranged in a line. The receiver will listen to them individually or as a playlist.
It’s also great for workplaces or other gatherings with a large number of participants. A single Joycard can hold up to 50 videos, with each video being limited to one minute in length. That’s quite a set of well-wishes!
Contributors may choose to sign up for Joycards or post videos anonymously when they make a new card and share it with others. You can also record a video, preview it, and then remove it and record a new one if you’re dissatisfied with it.
Any cards you make will be saved in your account and can be used at a later time. Any cards you get as a recipient will also be saved, and you can save them to watch them again and again.
You may make a personal board with messages from various people using Kudoboard. It’s easy to use, compatible with both desktop and mobile browsers, and ad-free.
This is how it goes. After you sign up, you can choose from a variety of Kudoboards at various rates, or you can start with a free Kudoboard with up to 10 posts. A single video, GIF, or picture, as well as a short text message, may be included in each post.
GIFs come from Giphy, and videos can be YouTube links or captured and posted from your storage. It’s a great time to include some of the best happy birthday memes to brighten up someone’s day.
You can customize your Kudoboard’s banner and choose from a range of background images as the host. Invite other contributors to establish and contribute to the board by sending them invitations.
You can preview what it would look like for the user before finalizing and submitting it to them, and you can lock the board from further adjustments.
You can’t go wrong with a classic slideshow movie. Find photos and videos that are appropriate for the occasion and weave them into a story. You’re ready to go once you’ve added some lovely background music.
There are numerous web apps for this, but Fastreel by Movavi is the most user-friendly. Apps such as WeVideo, Canva, Kapwing Studio Editor, and Animoto provide more options, but Fastreel’s simplicity is hard to beat.
At the bottom, you’ll see a timeline where you can add images and videos. You are free to reposition them as you see fit. Choose the image transitions, the aspect ratio of the video, and how long each image should be displayed for. For the background music, add an MP3 song of your choice and trim it as desired.
You can see a live preview of the final product while making any changes. Edit it to your liking, and then export it to get a video with a watermark.
Birthday greetings are often more meaningful when someone comes up with something special. Instead of using real-life images, use Animaker to create a personalized, high-quality animated video or GIF.
To get you started, Animaker has a range of video styles (widescreen or portrait for phones) and templates for every occasion. Start customizing a prototype once you’ve chosen one. And it all starts with a personalized avatar of whoever you want to wish. It’s a decent character builder with a lot of choices and, once completed, several different poses.
Then begin altering elements in each “scene” as desired. Backdrops and photographs, text in a variety of fonts, video clips, custom audio as the background music score, and clip art objects are all options. If you’ve got it set up the way you want it, save it as a video or a GIF (with a watermark in the free version).
Since Animaker has so many customization choices, you’ll likely be overwhelmed at first unless you use templates for help. However, once you’ve mastered the software, you’ll appreciate the amount of power it provides.
Make Use of Your Creativity When Celebrating Virtual Events
When you can’t be there in person, video messages and cards are a great way to make others feel special. Make sure to personalize whatever app you want from this list.
Keep it artistic, in addition to making it your own. Online celebrations will allow you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. You may, for example, submit a virtual birthday cake with personalized frosting. Alternatively, make a song in which everyone sings various sections. Above all, have fun; a smile is contagious!