Inspiration

Press Play on Holiday Cheer: 10 Video Templates for Your Christmas Card

Why not try something different this holiday season and send a video card?

The holidays are fast approaching – now is the perfect time to start sending out holiday greetings to both your business partners and your friends and family.

Since we all know snail mail can be a little unreliable during the holidays, sending your holiday greeting cards via regular mail may not be the best option. And an email, no matter what just seems a little too impersonal. So why not try something different this holiday season and send a video card?

A video card is sure to make you stand out and offer a more personal feel for your brand. Before diving into our selection of video templates geared for the holidays, remember to keep your message short and and simple. Avoid too much self-promotion – a simple logo of your company is often more than enough for the intended recipients to recognize who it’s from. Share thanks and your well-wishes because that’s all you need to make their holidays brighter.

10 Video Templates For a Merry Holiday Season

This roundup includes some of the best video templates and clips to make your spirits bright and allow you to easily spread holiday cheer with all those people who matter to you the most.

1. Christmas

Christmas is a lovely animated After Effects template, perfect for sending holiday wishes to your employers, business partners, customers, and clients but also to your friends and family. It comes in light and dark version and can be used with After Effects CS5 and above. No additional plugins are required to edit the template so all you have to do is add your text and logo to make it personalized. It’s available in full HD (1920 x 1080) and it also includes a tutorial on how to use it and edit it.

2. Happy Holidays

This template features festive ribbons, wrapped gift boxes, presents, ornaments, candles and lights on a cute small Christmas tree. It’s a great choice for online stores or as digital signage screens. The files can be edited in After Effects CS5 and above and you can add up to five text lines and extend the duration to 31 seconds. Happy Holidays is a bright template that perfectly depicts the holiday mood when all of us are decorating our homes, getting the gifts ready, and waiting to spend time with our loved ones.

3. Santa – Christmas Magic

santa

If you’re looking for a little Santa magic, look no further than this template. It’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and you can use it for both corporate and personal purposes. The template features three places for adding your own text which is easy enough to replace and it can be rendered in full HD quality. You can also change the colors of the magic particles, the light emitted by the logo and Santa’s motion line, as well as adjust the colors of the sky, snow, candy-cane, and all parts of Santa’s body separately.

4. Christmas Pop-Up Book

christmas-pop-up

Bring back your childhood memories of pop-up books with this fun template. It’s a great way to make the season even merrier and you can easily replace the text with your own and change the colors of individual elements. There are two different logo variations you can use and the template includes a guided video tutorial. This template is compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, and CS6.

5. Christmas Wishes

christmas-wishes

Christmas Wishes is an elegant template with stylish golden text and bokeh effect that’s best suited for a corporate holiday greeting card. There are a total eight text placeholders and a logo placeholder so you can easily add your own text and a logo. No additional plugins are required to edit the template which is compatible with After Effects CS4 and above. The designer is even available for customization, in case you don’t have the time to edit it yourself.

6. Holiday Greetings

holiday-greetings

Holiday Greetings is a lovely template to send holiday wishes for all the holidays, whether you’re sending them to your business partners, employers, or to your friends and family. The template includes greetings for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. It includes fun letters that pop in different colors, just like the lights we use to decorate our homes. It’s easy to edit and renders in high quality. The template also comes with two video tutorials and a help file. It can be used with After Effects CS4 and above.

7. Post Holiday Celebration

post-holiday-celebration

Post Holiday Celebration is a fun template to send everyone the best holiday wishes for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year. The template includes three unique text placeholders and uses a playful,  less traditional look. It can be used with After Effects CS5.5 and CS6 and renders in full quality in just 20 minutes. It also comes with a video tutorial so you should have no problems editing it to suit your needs.

8. Christmas Santa

christmas-santa

Here’s another fun template to help you spread some holiday cheer. It features Santa as the main character and can easily be edited with your  text and logo to suit your business. The template is editable with After Effects CS4, CS5, CS5,5, and CS6 and comes with a video tutorial. If you’re looking for a cute way to make inject some festivity into your business, this template is up to the task.

9. Christmas Card Pop Up

christmas-card-pop-up

This is a simple but elegant template that features a bright holiday card and it can be used for both corporate and personal purposes. It’s easy to customize so you can create different versions of the card. 11 Christmas card textures are included as well as high resolution background images and the card can easily be edited in After Effects CS5 and above.

10. Best Christmas Ever!

best-christmas-ever

This template features Inkman, an animated stick cartoon character who delivers your festive Christmas greetings in a form of a sales graph chart or a “Christmas trees” business diagram. You can use it in an email or even upload it to your social media accounts to make everyone’s spirit bright. You can edit the colors of the Inkman as well as the greeting text. The template can be edited by After Effects CS5 and above and it comes with a guided video tutorial and a short help file.

Send a Unique Christmas Card This Season  

The templates featured above are just the tip of the iceberg. You can find many more on VideoHive and use them to send holiday greetings in a video format to all your business partners, employees, friends, and family. It’s a great way to stand out and to spread the warmth of the holidays.

This article was originally published in 2016 and has been updated.


About the Author Brenda Stokes Barron

Brenda Stokes Barron is a professional writer and blogger and The Digital Inkwell is her personal brand. You can often find her typing furiously at her local Starbucks.