How to Create Magical Christmas Greetings

How to Create Magical Christmas Greetings

12min read  

24 Nov 2020

Ho-ho-ho, it’s the most beautiful time of the year, so get ready to prepare gifts for your friends and family, and it doesn’t matter whether they’ve been good or bad throughout the year. 

But what to do if your loved ones are far, far away from you? Or if you want to congratulate your consumers and fans from all around the world? 

Sending Christmas greetings is one of the best answers to this question. That’s right, create a greeting video for this wonderful occasion using your sweet and memorable photos, heartfelt text messages, a cheerful music track, or incredible animations. Here, check out the video we’ve created with one of our Christmas greetings, to get yourself in the mood. 

Now, are you excited to start creating a Christmas greeting as much as we are? Let’s board the sleigh right now!  

Before you start, make sure to sign up or sign in to Renderforest, to be able to access and edit our video templates. 

First, we’re going to create our greeting animation video with the “2D Christmas Video Card”, before adding it to the “Christmas Party Slideshow” template as a media file.

Go to the “Create video” section on top of the page, and in the “Animation videos” category choose “Christmas”, to see the list of related video templates. Christmas greetings, logo reveals, intros and outros, countdowns, and more can all be found here. 

Create Christmas greetings - templates

Choose the template we’ve created the greeting with or any other one you like and click “Create now” to start. 

To add your message to the greeting, click on the text holder, and type it in. Change the size of your text by clicking on the percentage under the text field and selecting a suitable size to go well with your video. 

Create Christmas greetings - add text

Add your logo to the last scene, if it’s a greeting video for your brand. Upload the image file from your device, paste its URL, find it in your previous uploads, or create a logo on the spot. 

Create Christmas greetings - add logo

In the next “Style” section, choose a font for your text, if you want to change its look. Click “Generate” to save the changes and see the font applied to your scenes. 

Create Christmas greetings - font

Add a thematic music track to make your greeting more magical and charming. If you don’t find a suitable Christmas music track in our library, there is an option for you to upload one from your device. 

Create Christmas greetings - music

Once you’re done editing your video, go to the “Preview” section to see the final result of your greeting, before downloading it. Select the quality you want to download your video in and click “Download”. Once you render the video in high quality, it’ll be saved in your “Media library”, from where you can later choose it for your other projects.

Create Christmas greetings - download

And done! Your Christmas greeting video alone is a great gift to send out to your friends and customers. 

However, if you want to create a more personal video with both this animation and your own media files like the one we’ve created, stick around to find out just how exactly you can do it.

So, once our greeting video is ready, it’s time to add it to your slideshow and mix it up with your media files. 

There are two options for you to create a Christmas slideshow video: either turn to Renderforest to automatically generate it for you with your media files, or do it yourself. For this tutorial, we’ll choose the second option and choose the scenes for our video ourselves.

Create Christmas greetings - create

Next, it’s time to choose the scenes we need. There are many scenes with text, video, and photo holders, so pick the ones you like most. After that, click “Insert” to confirm it and go straight to your dashboard. 

Create Christmas greetings - scenes

On your dashboard, change the sequence of your scenes, delete, duplicate, replace them, or add some new ones, if needed. 

Create Christmas greetings - edit

We’ve started our video with a text holder scene, so we have typed in our message before moving on to editing the next scenes with image holders. 

Create Christmas greetings - text

There are several options for you to add an image file: upload it from your device, select it from your previously uploaded photos, paste its URL or choose one from our “Stock image" library.

Create Christmas greetings - add photo

In case of choosing the last option, type in the topic you need, and select a shot before clicking “Insert” to confirm it. 

Create Christmas greetings - stock

Once your photo is added, you’ll be able to crop and rotate it, as well as apply our filters to it. 

Create Christmas greetings - crop photo

And now it’s time to add the greeting video we’ve created minutes ago. To do so, click on the empty video field and choose “Media library”, and you will find the greeting video in your “Rendered videos” folder. After selecting it, click “Insert” to add it to your project.  

Create Christmas greetings - add video

After this, it’s time to trim or mute the greeting video if necessary. Because we are going to use a music track for our whole video, we’ll mute the greeting. 

Create Christmas greetings - trim video

The next step is uploading or selecting a music track from the “Music library”. 

Create Christmas greetings - add music

And now all we have to do is click “Free preview” to watch our video, before downloading it. 

There are two options for you to download your video. The first one is the free option, which offers SD360 quality videos with the Renderforest watermark. You will be able to edit, download, and publish your videos whenever you want. 

With the “HD export” option you can download your video in high-quality and without a watermark. Find all the details about our pricing here.

Create Christmas greetings - render 

Your Christmas video with a greeting is ready! Send it to your friends, family, or customers and followers, to spread the Christmas love and happiness. 

Are you ready to make more videos for this Christmas? Here are some templates to inspire and help you create videos full of sparkle and shine.

 

Fairy Christmas Lights Opener

Holidays are coming and it’s the perfect opportunity to create a new delightful opener for your videos. Upload your logo, add a warm message, and your intro full of lights and festive colors will be ready within minutes.

 

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3D Christmas Wreath Logo

Stay relatable by adding a charming animation to your logo during this holiday season. Suitable for video ads, Christmas videos, greetings, and more. Cheers!

 

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Rendy's New Year Firework Intro

Light your logo up like dynamite with Rendy. Celebrate the new year with an adorable intro, to go perfectly with your teasers, commercials, invitations, greetings, and more.

 

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New Year Midnight Countdown

New Year is right around the corner, so let the countdown begin. Spend the last minutes of the year together with your friends or audience, by creating a lovely countdown with this template. Perfect for New Year promos, impressive teasers, New Year's eve party trailers, and more.

 

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