Want to create a video for your love this Valentine's Day but not sure where to start? To help you make your own heartfelt video valentine, we’ve put together the ultimate guide with everything you need to know.
Read on for popular valentine video templates, recommended color palettes, tips for finding imagery for your video, and even suggestions on what to say to your valentine.
A good video valentine tells a story, which is why we've made your life easier by putting together a collection of Valentine's Day templates for both professional and personal use.
If you're creating a video for your sweetheart, we recommend starting with our Video Valentine template. The Engagement Slideshow and Happy Birthday Slideshow templates also provide relevant narratives that can be quickly edited for Valentine’s Day.
Check out our Valentine’s Day video ideas for inspirational examples, complete with video suggestions for romantic partners, family members, and business promotions.
Once you've selected your video template, personalize it for your valentine. Here are some of the different things you can do:
We'll share additional tips to help you through each of these customizations in the following sections.
Creating a video for your valentine can be like taking a trip down memory lane when you’re looking for photos to use. Not sure where to look? Here are a few ideas:
We recommend putting all of your images or video clips in a single folder. Then, sort through to choose the most meaningful visuals to include in your final video. Our slideshow templates are perfect for asset-heavy projects, but you can also add more by clicking the Add a block button.
Once you've made your selections, upload all of your photos and video clips into Animoto. If you’re short a few images, try searching for "love," "hearts," or "valentine" in the Getty Images stock library. We created an example video below with ten valentine puns, complete with matching stock imagery.
The colors you use in your video can help set the tone. Bright, playful colors make a good choice for valentines for friends or family, and a traditional red-family color palette looks beautiful in a more romantic video.
All of our Valentine’s Day templates have colors that would look lovely in a Valentine’s Day video. Plus, we’ve also created a couple of custom Valentine’s Day color palettes for you to try. Just add the Hex color codes shown below into Animoto to match the colors we picked.
Music can really set the tone for your video. Check out our blog post on finding songs for your Valentine’s Day video for more ideas and take a few minutes to find the right song in our music library—or upload your own track.
Sometimes the hardest part of sharing a V-Day message is knowing just what to say. Of course, you can stick to the template text, but if you want to go off-script, we've pulled together some ideas for you.
We’ve shared ten cute and heartfelt messages in the video below, but you can also find romantic or funny sayings to add to your video in our post on Valentine’s Day quotes.
After you finish your video, it's time to share it with your valentine! Here are some ideas:
If you want to share a video with your valentine on Instagram Stories, we can help you there too! Check out our list of 5 easy Valentine's Day Instagram Story Ideas, including how you can also create videos using our iOS app, like in the example below.
And there you have it! Everything you need to create a video that your valentine will love. Ready to get started? Dive in and create your own valentine video!