The holidays are the perfect time to connect with family & share memories with them- even the ones that they weren’t there for. Unfortunately, it’s also a really busy time of year, which usually means there’s no time to make elaborate slideshows or videos to share with family, whether near or far.
This year though, there’s Animoto! They’re the perfect solution for busy parents on the go to capture their family memories & share them within minutes! All you have to do is go to their website, choose a theme & a song, and upload photos & videos of your choosing. Then Animoto makes a video for you in just minutes- and you can share directly from the site!
In an even bigger hurry? You can upload photos directly from your phone using their free app! I don’t know about you but I’m horrible about uploading my photos from my phone to the computer- I hate taking the time to do it & it normally means that some of my best shots of Shane don’t get shared. So knowing that I can make a whole video of pictures without uploading them to my computer really makes a huge difference for me!
I made two videos- one on my phone & one on my computer. I made the following video from my phone using their super simple to use app- I love that several of these photos have never been shared & were forgotten until now, but now they’re easy for me to share with family & friends!
&Yesterday, we went to the Magical Forest for it’s Grand Opening of the year & had a blast! But since it was just the three of us, I wanted to make a video to share with the family so that they could see how beautiful the place was & how much fun we had together:
They both turned out beautifully & neither one took me a whole lot of work. I just chose my theme, music & photos, which took maybe three minutes, and they did the rest! &They made it easy to share on Facebook, Twitter & email!
Since it’s not only the time of year for sharing memories, but also for making them, Animoto has put together a video full of photo & video taking tips for parents- the holiday Busy Parents’ Guide video!
We’re having our Thanksgiving celebration this weekend & I’ll definitely be sharing these videos with our family! I highly recommend that you take some time to make a few videos of your own before the next holiday- and since they only take a few minutes, you’ll still have plenty of time for cooking, baking, shopping, wrapping, and the million other things that need to be done around the holidays!
Like my video? Make your own and enter to win a prize!
Animoto has graciously offered the code busyparents to my readers, which is good for a free video download. And that’s not all! When you use that code to download a video between now and December 15, you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of "Capturing Life Through Better Photography" (MSRP $70) by Tamara Lackey, the woman featured in this episode of "Busy Parent’s Guide: Photo & Video Tips for Parents for the Holidays." Additionally, you can use the code clever until December 15 to receive 20% a year of Animoto service. All rules and requirements regarding this sweepstakes can be found here.
Note: I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.