Creating and sending video greeting cards puts a modern twist on the traditional holiday exchange of cards. But video allows you not just to tell Grandma how big the kids are getting, but show her as well. The people you care about would much rather get a video greeting card than canned Hallmark sentimentality, because the words are your own. Recording video that speaks directly to them, tells your recipients that you care enough to send the real thing.
Creating and Sending Video Greeting Cards
If you’re new to creating and sending video greeting cards, don’t worry. You don’t need much to get started, just an internet connection and a webcam.
You can do a few things before you start recording that will make your videos better:
- Find a place to record that has minimal background noise, or speak up if you can’t eliminate it.
- Put your laptop on a shelf or a stack of books. Find some way to get the camera at your eye level or above, so that you are looking up at or into the camera, rather than down at it from above. Not only does that angle make it intrusively obvious than you’re recording on a laptop, your facial expressions are harder to read when seen from below your chin.
- Think about your background. You don’t need a backdrop, but you don’t want an unmade bed or a table full of dirty dishes behind you, either. Choose your angle so that you have a neutral-colored wall behind you, or something visually appealing that does not distract too much, like a garden or a tree.
- Similarly, you don’t need professional-grade lighting, but give some thought to the light. If it’s behind you rather than in front of you, you’ll be backlit and the shadows may be deep enough to effectively obscure your features.
A Big Gift Without a Big Price Tag
You don’t have to spend a lot to show someone how much you care. Try WeVideo for free. Our professionally-designed themes mean you can add a lot of “wow” to your videos. Choose one and it will automatically add transitions, tone, text style, and great royalty free music to your video.