Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of our families, our communities, and our way of life. The growing number of event cancellations means we can't celebrate special occasions with our close friends and family.
During these tense times, people are doing their part by practicing social distancing and self quarantining to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Your best bet to protect yourself and your loved ones are to stay put and isolated. Staying at home to keep distant from others is difficult when we want to be with our friends and family to celebrate with someone.
While our social outings are taking a pause, special occasions continue to happen. Today, we're going to try to answer a question: how to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or retirement during COVID-19?
Just Because We Can’t Be Together Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Celebrate Special Occasions Together
While being quarantined, you don't need to miss out on the opportunity to show your love and appreciation for someone on their special day. With VidDay, you can honor your loved ones from the comfort of your home.
Whether they're celebrating their birthday, an anniversary, a retirement, or an accomplishment, you can send your love with a custom video.
You can also invite friends and family to send in their video messages to include in the video greeting. It's a way to gather everyone together—no matter where they are in the world— to show their support and appreciation.
A surprise video compiled of video messages and photos is a memorable gift and enables everyone to show they care even if they can't be there.
These times are complicated, and VidDay wants to help you make them a little easier. You don't need someone with video editing skills. Or spend hours gathering and organizing all the clips to compile into one cohesive video. Thanks to our web app, it's easy to invite friends and create a collaborative video montage for someone's special occasion. You don't need to download an app. It can all be done from your web browser on any device.
In less than two minutes, using your phone or laptop, you can set up an event page to gather videos and photos, record a short video message, add photos, and invite friends and family to join in.
You can get started on a video greeting here.
Celebrating Special Occasions During COVID-19 with VidDay
When you invite someone to join, they receive the link to the event page you created. From there, they can easily record and submit their video message. They won't be able to view video submissions from other people. Only you, the creator of the event page, can preview video submissions.
You will receive all the video clips and photos in one place, where you can arrange them in the order of preference, and that's it! Hit the "publish" button, and VidDay will compile your media files into a beautiful theme with subtle background music. Once finalized, you can easily share the final video privately or share it publicly on social media. You can even download the final video to play it on a TV safely in your home.
Here’s an example of a surprise video:
Feel free to read: the ultimate guide of making a video montage as a gift.
Please read our other blog post to learn more about how to make a surprise birthday video.
I hope our services will prove useful and help you make the best of our current situation while we collectively practice social distancing and push forward.
We wish you the warmest wishes for your health, safety, and peace of mind.
We're in this together. ♥