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5 Quick and Easy Last-Minute Mother’s Day Video Ideas

Eliza Talvola


Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t created a video for the mother-figures in your life yet, it’s not too late. We’ve put together a list of 5 quick and easy video ideas that you can create just in time for Mother’s Day.


Some of the videos below were started with our video templates and customized, though you can start from scratch. Find inspiration in our templates or consider Mom’s favorite colors or genres of music when thinking about how to set up your video.

Ready to start? Let’s dive in!

Idea #1: Take Mom on a walk down memory lane

Share the moments that are most important to both of you in a thoughtful slideshow. Go through old photos of you and your mom through the years. Look for big milestones and special events, like holidays, but don’t forget to include a few everyday moments too. Then, upload them all and add a few words showing how you feel. Not sure how to get started? Try out our Happy Mother's Day template for some inspiration.

Idea #2: Send a video card from the kids

Get your children involved by creating a script and using Voice-over, available for Professional and Teams users, to add a sweet, heartfelt message directly from the kids. Try our Mother's Day Card template, and record, upload, and edit your voice-overs, all within Animoto.

Idea #3: Show appreciation for your significant other

Let the mother of your children know you appreciate all that she does. Celebrate her by sharing images and video clips taken throughout your relationship. The video below was started using our Birthday Card template, which you can easily adapt to this type of Mother’s Day greeting.

Idea #4: Send love to Grandma

Video is a wonderful way to show a grandmother how much you care, even if you can’t be there in person. Add images of all her grandkids for a brag-worthy gift she can watch again and again. Make sure to send her the video as an email attachment or tag her in the video on social media so her friends can see it too. Fill our Mother's Day Greeting template with scanned images of you, your mom, and your grandmother.

Idea #5: Announce a pregnancy

Let friends and family know you’re celebrating some good news this Mother’s Day! Post a quick video showing off your baby belly or photos of adorable baby gear. Add text that announces your pregnancy and shares your due date, then share on social. Try using the Personal Announcement template as your starting point.

Need some adorable photos of baby mobiles, cribs, or strollers to add to your announcement video? The Select stock library on our Professional plan features 1 million+ photos and videos from Getty Images, and the Premium library on our Teams plan offers 100 million+ photos and video clips.

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