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Thinking about making your mom a video for Mother’s Day this year, but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got five ideas to inspire you.

Idea #1: Good old-fashioned greeting

The first idea is a video Mother’s Day greeting. Stand in front of the camera (or get your kids to!) and take pictures and videos of yourself and/or your kids wishing mom a “Happy Mother’s Day!” Here’s a fun example using photos of the kids holding up signs, plus video footage of them sending mom their love out loud.

Style: Chalk Blossoms
Song: “Making Memories” by Steve Fawcett

Idea #2: Thank you

Instead of just sending a plain greeting, you can use Mother’s Day as a platform to thank your mom for all the great stuff she’s done for you (and is still doing). Dads: you can also create a video from a little one, like in the example below.

Style: Rustic
Song: “Here We Go Again” by Andrea Perry, Sarah Sharp

Idea #3: Flash back to old memories

For a parent, seeing old photos and videos of their children can really tug at their heartstrings. Try using older photos and videos (from a few years or a few decades ago) to really bring out the emotion. That’s what Animoto’s CEO Brad Jefferson did in this video, for his wife and his mom.

Style: Memory Box
Song: “Golden Days” by The Memory Stone

Idea #4: Special portraits

For the mom that enjoys seeing her babies all dolled up, try a portrait video! Get the kids dressed up in their best, shoot some photos, and put them together to create a video. You can also get a few of the photos printed out and framed.

Style: Antique Bouquet
Song: “Let It Out (Instrumental)” by Matt Harvey

Idea #5: Sending love from afar

Finally, if you live far away from your mom — be it across the country or across the world — a personalized video can hold so much emotion. Check out this video, created by Sally Sargood from the Animoto team, for her mother in Australia.

Style: Vibrance
Song: “We Grow” by Tyler Stenson

Looking for more inspiration for your Mother’s Day video? Check out our top songs for Mother’s Day and our favorite styles for Mother’s Day videos.

MAKE YOUR MOTHER’S DAY VIDEO

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