Video is like a time capsule, capturing the important moments so you can share them or re-live them later. And while we usually think about using video to preserve those memories on one or two special occasions each year, there are dozens of opportunities throughout the year to create video albums you can you can look back on for years (and even decades) to come. We’ve put together a list of 50 video projects that document all of life’s events, big and small, to inspire you. Take a look:

A Lifetime of Memories: 50 Ideas for Your Next Video Project


Year after year, we just can’t help sharing those holiday moments with the people we love. Take a look at a few of the festivities that are just calling out for a video.

  1. New Year’s Resolutions
  2. Video Valentine
  3. Easter activities, like egg dying, visits to the Easter bunny, or egg hunts
  4. Mother’s Day
  5. Father’s Day
  6. Independence Day
  7. Grandparents Day
  8. Halloween festivities
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Christmas/holiday recaps

    Slideshow Video Style: Wrapping Scraps
    Song: “Deck The Halls (Instrumental)” by Steve Rudolph

  11. Important Life Events

    Whenever life changes, we want to document it. So when a child is born, a couple gets married, or some other milestone happens, a video helps you look back on and appreciate how you felt at the time and how your life has changed since.

  12. Birthday
  13. First day of school or back to school
  14. Graduation
  15. Engagement or Proposal
  16. Wedding recap
  17. First communion or christening
  18. Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  19. Record of your pregnancy
  20. Gender-reveal video
  21. Legacy or memorial
  22. Anniversary

    Slideshow Video Style: Vintage Voyage
    Song: “Talking about Love” by Preston Smith

  23. Video Greetings

    Video is a heartfelt (and eco-friendly) way to replace traditional paper greeting cards. Check out a few of the ways you can save yourself a stamp and use video to share news, thanks, or best wishes with friends and family.

  24. Party invitation
  25. Thank you greeting
  26. Get well wishes
  27. Holiday greeting
  28. Birth announcement

    Slideshow Video Style: Lullaby
    Song: “A Mother’s Love” by Jonathan Elias and Sarah Trevino

  29. Everyday Life

    Even though we think of video as something special for big occasions, the truth is you probably have lots of photos or video clips of normal, everyday life floating around on your camera, computer, or smartphone. Turn them into something share-worthy by creating a video that captures the joy of day-to-day life.

  30. Your pets
  31. A fun day out at a zoo, a fair, or other special location
  32. A day with grandparents
  33. Photos of your child’s school projects
  34. How-to project

    Marketing Video Style: Blank Slate
    Song: “Maybe” by Sparrow

  35. Family History

    Family photos can end up in the hands of just a few relatives, making it hard for everyone else to share those memories. If you’re the family memory keeper, why not share the wealth with all your loved ones by turning those photos into a video album family members can revisit again and again.

  36. Your family tree
  37. Photos of you or the kids way back when
  38. Family recipe
  39. Documentary about a family member
  40. Family video album
  41. Family reunion

    Slideshow Video Style: The Winding Vine
    Song: “Brown’s Little Jug” by Dave Pell

  42. Parties

    Whether you’re showing your video at a party, or just putting together images from an event the night before, video is a great way to add something special to the occasion, before, during, or after the event.

  43. Milestone birthday celebration
  44. Party photobooth fun
  45. Post-party recap
  46. School dance or prom
  47. Wedding rehearsal video

    Slideshow Video Style: Coming Up Roses
    Songs: “Shine” by Curious; “I Found Love” by Cynthia Felton;
    “Talkin’ about Love” by Preston Smith

  48. Recaps

    Keep track of how you and your family have changed over the course of a year, or just share your most recent vacation on social media. Either way, video offers an outlet if you’re looking to document your days.

  49. Your year or your family’s year in review
  50. Look back on the school year
  51. Baby’s first year
  52. Honeymoon recap
  53. Summer recap
  54. Vacation recap
  55. Sports team season recap
  56. Photo-a-day project

Slideshow Video Style: Documentary
Song: “Again” by Secrets in Stereo

Have you thought of a way to use video that we haven’t? Share it with us in the comments below. Or share your video with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using hashtag #MyAnimoto.