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Create a birthday video that makes them smile.

How to create birthday video greetings in minutes.

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  1. Start with a birthday video template.
    Choose from Vimeo’s free birthday greetings animation video templates to create an eye-catching video—no design experience necessary.
  2. Add images from our stock library.
    Add images from Vimeo Create’s unlimited stock library or upload your favorite pictures and video clips for a personalized birthday video. 
  3. Customize and personalize your video.
    Add animations, text, colors, and other elements to your video using Vimeo’s animated birthday video maker to give it a personal touch.
  4. Save and share your birthday video.
    Share animated birthday videos directly to social media from Vimeo Create, or download your birthday video to send via email.

How to make a birthday video they’ll remember year after year.

Birthday video greetings are easy to make and share, so they’re a perfect way to show someone you care about them on their special day. Here are a few tips and ideas for celebrating a year gone by and what’s to come with a custom birthday video.

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Show the year’s highlights.

One of the best ways to make memorable birthday video greetings is to turn a video into a highlight reel of your recipient’s best moments from the past year. Showcase their favorite photos, video clips of important events or fun outings, and any memories that will make them remember what an amazing year it’s been. 

Make an animated greeting card.

Digital greeting cards are popular for birthdays because they’re easily shareable with your friends and loved ones. And, a birthday animation video is incredibly simple to make with Vimeo Create. You don’t even need any video editing experience. Just choose a template, customize it, add your photos and videos, and—just like that—it’s ready to share! 

Get people in on the action.

The more, the merrier, whether you’re gifting a birthday video to a friend or family member. Try to get the rest of your friend group to join you on video to share their birthday wishes. Have the kids and grandkids all sing “Happy Birthday” to Grandpa. Include the whole class in a special birthday greeting to a selfless teacher.

Birthday videos frequently asked questions.

  • How do you make a birthday slideshow?
    • With Vimeo Create, you can choose a birthday slideshow template to start your video. Add your own video clips and images or choose images or stock video clips from our unlimited library to fill your slideshow video. Customize the template with the colors, elements, and messages you want to add. Then, save your finished video to share with your recipient.
  • What do you say in a short birthday video?
    • Birthday videos can say whatever you want to say! Your message should be personalized to your recipient, though, so be yourself. You can send a simple “Happy Birthday” followed by some picture memories from the year or go deeper with a special message for the birthday boy or girl.

      If you’re not sure what to say, you can always go the slideshow route instead. Fill the slideshow with pictures and video clips, add music, type a message, and send it off.
  • What app is best for birthday video making?
    • Vimeo lets anyone become a creator. With Vimeo Create, you can make a birthday video in minutes, right from your computer or laptop—or even your smartphone. The app walks you through the process of making your video, starting with choosing the perfect template and finishing with a social media share or download.

Create a birthday video that’s worthy of celebrating today.