No two words can be used to express more meaning than “thank you.” It can be a casual, “Hey, thank you for the ketchup,” or an intense, “Thank you for rescuing my child from drowning!” But what about when words are not enough? When someone does something exceptional, the best thank you gift to truly reflect your gratitude is a thank you video.
Thank You Video—Better Than a Thank You Card
Thanks to online video and virtual communication, you can easily give someone a personalized “thank you” that expresses your heartfelt appreciation. This comes in handy when, for example, the people who have done the most for us are far away. We can send long-distance thank you gifts that feel personal and close to our hearts.
If a person’s actions have affected several people in a positive way, you want more than a card to express your deep gratitude for their role in your lives. For a “thank you” from the group, consider offering up a thank you video Tribute. Whether it’s an online gift for thanks or a physical video card, a video montage gives the whole group a chance to show their gratitude in a highly personal and unforgettable way.
Tips on Creating a Thank You Video Montage
- Choose Your Video Participants Thoughtfully
- Ask a Single Question
- Keep Responses Short and Sweet
- Make the Video Responses Personal
- Plan for a Long-Lasting Gift
A thank you video Tribute is a montage of video messages assembled into a single collection of thank yous. You can make your thank you video montage meaningful and memorable by following a few guidelines:
Tip 1: Choose Your Video Participants Thoughtfully
You can invite any number of people to participate. Take some time to think out your list to ensure you include all the people impacted by your video recipient’s actions. After selecting your list of participants, you only need to hit “Send” once to give everyone the same amount of time to prepare their video.
Tip 2: Ask a Single Question
Sometimes, a group gift can feel a little disjointed. By having every participant answer the same question—“How did Coach McMurphy help your game?” or “What’s your favorite memory of Kayla?”—you provide a cohesive element to the sentiments expressed.
Tip 3: Keep Responses Short and Sweet
Ask your participants to think about their answers before recording and submit a video that is roughly 1 minute long. That way, the comments will be impactful, and the full thank you video montage will be just the right length.
Tip 4: Make the Video Responses Personal
Whether the stories are funny, tear-jerking, or a little of both, have participants weave in enough detail to explain what is unique about your recipient and their actions. Why couldn’t anyone else have had the same impact on the group?
By thoughtfully choosing participants and asking them to create concise but detailed stories, you’ll create a final video with collected stories that bring the recipient tears of joy, or at least misty eyes.
Tip 5: Plan for a Long-Lasting Gift
An online video is an excellent choice for a long-distance thank you gift that will last many years to come. You can even make that gift more tangible by delivering it as an LCD video card, viewable alongside cherished photos of friends and family in the recipient's home.
Make Sure Your Thank You Video Arrives on Time
You’ll thank yourself for making this group gift easier to corral. At Tribute, our video process makes video montage creation quick and easy:
- Invite friends.
We send the invitations with all the information your friends and family need to participate.
- Collect videos.
We provide the prompt for your participants to make a video and upload it.
- Compile the video.
We make it easy for you to drag and drop the collected videos into any order you like and then share the final Tribute video.
- Get premium service (optional).
Let one of our concierge editors manage the project and compile your final Tribute video. Or upgrade to a video card.
Tribute users agree that, of all the gift ideas for “thank you” and long-distance thank you gifts, a Tribute thank you video montage is among the most meaningful. Most also agree that the earlier you get started, the better. So choose your “thank you” team, collect your videos, and give a gift your special recipient will cherish for many years to come!