5 Great Sites For Sending Fun Video eCards This Holiday Season

Here are five services that we adore for sending personalized holiday videos to all your friends. Check them out and start spreading the holiday love, video eCard style!

Happy holidays, boys and girls! If you are looking for the perfect thing to put a smile on the faces of all your friends and family this holiday season, why not send a video eCard? Video eCards never fail to spread joy, especially when you can customize them with your own pictures and personalized messages. Here are five services that we adore for sending personalized holiday videos to all your friends. Check them out and start spreading the holiday love, video eCard style!


Popular photo slideshow app Animoto is ringing in the holiday season with the launch of new holiday themes. The holiday themes are absolutely beautiful, chock full of holiday stop motion animation and motion graphics, festive holiday music and more. Users just upload photos of their family, friends, loved ones (or dogs), choose a song, add some text and Animoto creates a personalized holiday video, perfect for sharing. You can create a 30-second video for free or pay $3 to create a full-length holiday video.

I love, love, love these new holiday themes. I created an Animoto holiday video just for you, o’ Social Times readers, starring my beloved dog, who wishes you the best holiday season ever!

OfficeMax Elf Yourself

Elf Yourself has been around for a few years now, but it never gets old. Brought to you by OfficeMax and powered by JibJab, Elf Yourself lets you put your friends’ heads on the bodies of dancing elves. Just upload the pictures, choose a dance style and share your funny video with your friends. Click here to watch this video of my dog and me as elves and then elf yourself!


Elf Yourself is just one example of the amazing holiday cards powered by JibJab. JibJab offers a huge variety of customizable holiday video eCards on their website as well. Some of the cards are free, while others are available only to JibJab users with paid accounts. Membership costs $1 per month, and gives you unlimited access to all eCards on the site. On a personal note, I’ve got a JibJab membership and I love it. I send hilarious video cards to my friends and family on their birthdays and everyone loves them. Most JibJab holiday cards can star anywhere between one and five people.

Check out a couple examples of JibJab holiday video eCards below. The first stars yours truly and my dog, of course, along with the Incredible Hulk and Zoolander. The second stars Nick, the founder of Social Times and my brother. He looks pretty good in a poncho, eh?

Critter Carols

This may come as a surprise to you, but I am absolutely obsessed with my dog (bet ya couldn’t tell, right?) and I know I’m not the only person out their obsessed with their pet. That’s why Purina’s Petcentric Critter Carols is so fantastic. It lets obsessed pet owners create holiday greetings for their friends and family with their pet’s heads on them. Check out the Critter Carol I made of my dog singing below, then make your own on the Petcentric website.

P.S. If you don’t have a pet of your own, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a Critter Carol. The site has a whole variety of cat and dog heads for you to choose from.

Santa’s Personalized Video Message

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Disney Family’s Santa’s Personalized Video Message lets you put yourself or a friend on Santa’s Nice List. Click below to watch the video I made. Look who made Santa’s Nice List this year! It’s our editor Neil!