Making an Animoto video for mom is the perfect Mother’s Day Keepsake Gift!
I’m getting a head start celebrating Mother’s Day this year, not because I want to, but because I have to. I’m very sad to say that I’m running out of time with my mom. If you subscribe to my emails, you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting regularly here at Living Locurto, and the reason why is that my mother is loosing her fight with cancer. I’ve been spending the past few months away from my family and studio to help take care of her along with the hospice nurses. Let’s just say it’s been the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. The best thing I can think of to cope during sad times, is to remember the good times. So when Animoto reached out to me, I knew making a special Mother’s Day Keepsake Gift for mom with some of her favorite photos of my kids would bring much needed joy!
No matter what you are going through, happy or sad times, photos and videos bring such joy and emotion to any occasion. What better gift can you give? I can’t think of anything better than the gift of good memories!!! So we are celebrating Mother’s Day early with a special Animoto video that I’m happy to share with you today!
Since I’ve been caring for my mom, I literally have no extra time to do much of anything. Luckily Animoto is fast and super simple to create a beautiful video! I was able to connect to Facebook and easily add photos, in addition to uploading photos from my computer. I love how you can mix video with photos. After uploading the photos and videos you want to share, just choose from one of the wonderful templates and Animoto does the rest!
I love how nice our Mother’s Day video turned out! I’m happy that the last time my kids came to visit, I asked them to say a few words to the camera. It’s bitter sweet to watch, since I know they don’t have much more time left with Grandma. I’m so happy to be able to create something so special through Animoto! I know mom will enjoy watching this over and over. Click the play button below to watch how it turned out… (if you are reading from email and can’t see this, click here for the video.)
Well, we all cried after watching this. It was very touching and my mom loved it:-)
I highly encourage you to gather up your mom, grandma or friend’s favorite photos for a sweet Mother’s Day Keepsake Video. Animoto was kind enough to share a discount code with you too!
–> Click here to get started. Use the code lovemom20 to get 20 % OFF!
Here are some tips for making a great Keepsake Video:
Pick a Theme for your Images.
I chose moments that my mom would remember from the times we visited her in Oklahoma. Choose a special vacation, family holiday or day at the park. There are endless ideas for photo themes.
Mix video with still photos.
Photos are easy to add to Animoto, but video makes your keepsake video more alive. If you aren’t sure what to video, film some photos, kids artwork or keepsakes from around your home. You can see that’s what I did in my video of my mom’s high school photo and an old photo from the 1950’s of my mom with her mother and grandmother.
Interview your kids.
You might be surprised by something funny that they say. It could make the perfect video!
Keep it short.
If you make a keepsake video gift for someone, it’s most likely they will want to share it with others. A short video is easier to share on social media and attached to emails. The ideal video to create is 3 minutes or less. I prefer 2 minutes or less.
This post was sponsored in part by Animoto. All opinion are my own.