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The easy Christmas video maker

Create personalized video Christmas cards, holiday slideshows, or seasonal invitations using your photos and video clips.

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Make your Christmas card drag-and-drop simple this year. Just add your own photos and video clips to our easy Christmas video maker and create one-of-a-kind holiday greetings. Animoto lets you share seasons greetings and connect with people you care about anywhere in the world.

Send greetings to loved ones with video Christmas cards, share favorite Hanukkah recipes, or invite friends to a Kwanzaa celebration. Whatever type of video you want to create, Animoto makes sharing the holidays fast and easy.

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Holiday video card

Create and customize a holiday greeting for friends, family, or your business using your own photos and video clips.

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Holiday video invitation

Spread the word about your holiday event by making a video invitation you can post to social media or send via email.

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Create a video to relive Christmas morning or recap the excitement of events at school, work, and within your community.

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3 easy holiday video marketing ideas for your business

  1. Promote a special offer with a promo video'Tis the season for special deals and holiday sales. So create a promo video showing customers products or services that are on sale. You can also highlight deals, like free shipping, that'll encourage your audience to buy during the holidays. Try our Holiday Promotion template to help you get started.
  2. Make a holiday video tutorialHow-to videos are among the most popular types of videos with consumers. Connect with your audience with a short guide demonstrating how to use your best-selling products. Alternatively, show a craft or recipe featuring your products that viewers can create at home. Our Trendy Social Recipe template is a good jumping off point.
  3. Create a video invitationLet your community know about a Christmas bazaar or Hanukkah service with a quick event announcement. Make sure to include where and when you're holding your event, along with why your audience shouldn't miss it. Check out our Holiday Event Invitation template for inspiration.

Tips for making a holiday slideshow video with music

  1. Finding photos and video clips for your videoDecide what kind of images you want ahead of time. Are you creating a blast from the past? Reviewing the year that's gone by? Or do you want to promote a business? Take a look through your social media accounts or smartphone gallery to find photos and video clips you can use. If you have printed photos you want to include, scan them in or photograph them with a mobile device. Don't have many photos? Look through our collection of Getty Images stock photos and footage to find what you need.
  2. Personalizing your holiday slideshowMake your video slideshow your own. Select colors and fonts that match your theme. You can go with traditional Christmas colors and pick a red and green palette, make a wintery slideshow with soft blues and whites, or get ready for New Year's Eve with elegant black and white. You can also add whatever message you like, adding text over photos, collages, or video clips.
  3. Add a holiday song to your video slideshowMusic helps give your slideshow a festive tone. The Animoto library has dozens of songs for the holidays. To narrow down your choices, search for holiday songs under "Genre" in our music selector. Choose from famous Christmas carols, Hanukkah music, or seasonal instrumentals. Have a specific song in mind? You can upload your own licensed holiday music to Animoto to use in your videos.

Inspiration for your holiday video

  1. Christmas video ideasStart the season with a thoughtful Christmas video card for your loved ones or your customers. Then, share the excitement of the whole holiday season with a Christmas video recap. Having a big Christmas celebration? It's quick and easy to send out video invitations to Christmas events and parties. Or you can share your holiday traditions by making a video tutorial for a Christmas recipe or craft. Our Trendy Social Recipe template gives you a wonderful guide for any how-to-video.
  2. Hanukkah video ideasCelebrate the Festival of Lights with a recap of all eight nights of Hanukkah. To do it, film just a few minutes each night and then combine all 8 nights together in one video. You can also make a video recipe showing how to make latkes or doughnuts. With a little adult assistance, the kids can create a video too! Let them make a slideshow of Hanukkah crafts or create a video illustrating the story of Hanukkah. Want a simpler video project? Just wish your friends and family Hanukkah Sameach with a Hanukkah video card.
  3. Ideas for Kwanzaa, Solstice, New Years, and other holidaysWish loved ones a Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Solstice, or Happy New Year with video. Take a look back at the year gone by and all that you've experienced and achieved. Our Year in Review template is a good place to get started. Video is also a wonderful way to document family traditions and celebrations and save them for the future. You can also let the people you care about feel like they're right there with you by creating Instagram or Facebook stories in our iOS app.

Create in minutes

How to make a holiday video in 4 easy steps

  1. Choose a holiday video template or start from scratch
  2. Upload your photos and video clips
  3. Personalize your holiday video by changing colors, text, and music
  4. Produce and share your video on social media, via email, or at a holiday party

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We want to help you make amazing holiday videos

As you begin making your own videos, we're here to help along the way! Get started with Animoto’s online video maker and visit our Help Center for answers to your questions. For ideas and inspiration for business videos, join The Animoto Social Video Marketing Community on Facebook. Our team of video experts is ready to help you grow, with tips and feedback on your videos.