Make Your Mom Her Own Mother’s Day Video with Animoto

by Erica Mueller

Mother’s Day is coming up fast! Knowing how much my mom loves pictures of her grandson, I was really excited to see that Animoto has a Mother’s Day template for making your own custom videos for mom or grandma! Yes, I sent a card and am having flowers delivered, but sending photos is a Mother’s Day tradition for our family.

Check out this cute little video template…

Create your own video slideshow at

Make Your Own

Start with Animoto’s Mother’s Day Template. You’ll see a button that says Purchase, but look down below for the ‘login’ and ‘free’ links. You can create a short, 30 second, video for free and still use the template.

Upload your images, add text slides, and drag and drop the elements till they’re in the order you want. A 30 second slide is best with 5-10 images.

Next, select your music. You can use a preloaded song or upload you own favorite.

Finalizing will take a few minutes, but when you’re done you can email, share on Facebook, or grab a code to embed on your blog!

More Ways to Share Your Photos

Check out Marcel’s fabulous post on Sharing Your Photos with Animoto for more ideas!

And, if video isn’t your thing, check out Scrapblog’s Digital Scrapbook Creator where you can make and share scrapbook pages digitally!

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A web developer and tech blogger, Erica can be found talking WordPress and tech gadgets at and offering WordPress and Graphic Design services at She also owns, a blog dedicated to encouraging women to prepare their families for life's unexpected twists and turns. Erica resides in north east Texas with her husband and 2 sons. Follow Erica on Twitter.

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1 Susan May 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Erica, what a fantastic Mothers Day gift idea! Thank you so much for sharing that here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Your little guy is so adorable and those were fantastic photos.


2 Irena Chirashnya May 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Great gift idea Erica! Video is one of the most beautiful and personalized gifts we can give to our moms. Animoto is a excellent and easy tool indeed as it transfers still pictures into very nice movies. But it will be even greater idea to show these videos directly on your mom’s TV. We love video sharing and think videos of the grandkids watched in the comfort in the granny’s living room is the best gift we can give to our moms, and at you can find how you can send animoto video (and any other video) directly to your mom’s TV.


3 Irena Chirashnya May 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Oops, typoed in the link; here’s the correct one:


4 Pamela James February 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I really like this mother’s day video template.Being a mother you should be accepted and honored .I hope this gifting this video make her memorable


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