So you want to send a funny happy birthday video to someone special? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll guide you through your options and help you put a big smile on the face of your loved one!
Quick + Free = Thoughtless
There are numerous apps and websites out there that will let you choose a meme/gif/animation, slap some text on there, and send it off. They’re fast and free, but here’s rule #1: best friends don’t send cat gifs to celebrate a birthday.
Gifts or gestures of friendship, for birthdays or any special occasion are measured by the effort involved. In other words, sending a cheesy animation is barely better than posting “HBD!” on their Facebook wall.
So if this birthday wish is for a forgettable acquaintance, then go ahead, but if it’s someone special who deserves more than just a momentary smirk or a chuckle, keep reading.
Personal is Meaningful
Odds are, if you’re sending someone a birthday video, it’s because you aren’t able to celebrate in-person. Whether it’s a long distance relationship, an out-of-state school, business travel, or even military deployment, shouting “Happy Birthday!” with a face-to-face smile and a hug is sadly impossible.
But just because you can’t be in the same place, doesn’t mean you can’t create something personal and heartfelt. So, if you’re going to send them a video, your beautiful smiling face should be in it!
The More The Merrier
“You want me to send a video of… me?!”
Yes! Well… kind of (and not that kind of video!). You see, sending a video of just yourself is like the long-distance equivalent of a smile and a hug; it’s nice. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s hardly memorable and, honestly, could be SO. MUCH. BETTER.
Here’s the key: there is power in numbers. Ever been part of a surprise party? Then you know the emotional impact of the realization that a whole group of people took time out just for you. What if you could deliver that same feeling in a video? Boom! Tears of joy incoming.
DIY = “DI-Why??”
So you’re convinced that a surprise group video is the way to go. Good! You can even make it yourself. It can’t be that hard, right?! People have been making them for years. Problem: here’s what those people have…
- Powerful computer for video editing
- Video editing software (iMovie on Mac, or Microsoft Photos on Windows)
- Video editing skills
- A DropBox or Google Drive account to receive videos
- Ability to guide family & friends through technical issues
- Enough hard drive space for all the videos (at least a few GB)
- LOTS of time for support, editing, etc. (put aside 5-10 hours)
Still want to do it yourself? We didn’t think so. Fortunately, there’s VidHug, which does all the work for you!
VidHug To The Rescue!
With VidHug, you simply:
- Invite people to join with a VidHug link
- They record themselves on phone or webcam (no sign-up required!)
- VidHug puts it all together for you in a big feel-good surprise!
Why send something impersonal when you can send a surprise like this?
Long Distance Birthday Surprise!