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Creating Video Greeting Cards for the Holidays

Creating Video Greeting Cards for the Holidays

Greetings cards are one of the most important aspects of the Holidays, along with baking, decorating and giving gifts. They allow us to let loved ones know we’re thinking about them, especially when we aren’t able to be together. But after a while, the same old handwritten greeting cards start to lose their charm as we run out of creative ideas. It’s time for something new.

Video greeting cards offer an impressive alternative to traditional cards. Plus they bring a ton of advantages with them, such as being able to pack multiple pictures and videos of the entire family in a single card.

Keep reading to find out how to use Movie Edit Pro to easily create video greeting cards of your very own.

1. Select a movie template

First you need to check if you’ve installed all the movie templates (Warning! These are only contained in the Plus and Premium editions). Under the “Import” tab in the start dialog, you’ll find lots of templates, including some which are perfect for the Holidays and New Year’s. The templates “Christmas Time” and “Winter Wonderland” are excellent for making greeting cads for friends and family.

Tip: You can also create greeting cards manually, but it helps to have a good feel for the program first.

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2. Import photos and videos

If you decide to use a template, most of the work is already done for you. Templates consist of pre-made arrangements with placeholders where you can place your own media. Now you need to select pictures and videos you want to use and drag & drop them onto the placeholders in the arrangement.

Tip: Be sure to check the preview from time to time to see which pictures are displayed together and at what point they appear in the video.

3. Assign titles

Now you can compose text for the intro and outro. You can write whatever you want and add text to any portion of the video.

Tip: You can change the font and position of your text in Timeline Mode.

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4. Export your greeting card

When you’re satisfied with your video, it’s time to export it. If you want to send it via email, we recommend exporting the video as MPEG4, since this format features high resolutions and small file sizes.

Additional changes can be made in Timeline Mode.

Tip: Timeline Mode can be difficult for beginners to use. Be sure to save your project before making any changes in this mode. You can also undo your most recent changes, if you need to.

And that’s all there is to it! Try it out with Movie Edit Pro and send your loved ones something extra special this year! You can download a free trial version here (movie templates are not available in the trial version).

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This part time member of the MAGIX team is originally from Berlin and has been with us since August 2014. In her free time she attempts, among other things, to photograph the various apects of the people around her which have been characterized by the big city.

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