Candy HeartsValentine’s Day is just around the corner—have you decided what you’re going to do for that special someone in your life yet?  If not, it’s time to get on the ball if you don’t want to end up in the doghouse!  Luckily, it’s not too late.  We can help you create a personalized video gift that shows just how much you care, and the best part is that it will only take a few minutes.

A personalized video is a great way to show you care.  Just upload video footage of some of your happiest moment together, write a short greeting, choose a song that makes you think of your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, daughter, son, or whoever you’re making the Valentine for, and leave the rest to us!

Ready to make the perfect Valentine?  Just follow the steps below:

1. Download the Magisto iPhone app or login at and click ‘Start Here’

2. Upload your video files.  If you are using the web app at you’ll be directed through the process of uploading videos from your desktop.  You can upload up to 600MB or 16 video files.

If you are using the iPhone app you can either upload videos from your Camera Roll or you can shoot videos directly from the app to use in your clip.

So what videos should you include in your Valentine’s Day movie?  Look through your videos to find clips of good times that you’ve had together.  You may want to head to some of the meaningful places in your relationship (i.e. the place where you met, the site of your first kiss, etc.) and shoot a little footage to include).

Additionally, adding some “Valentinesy” clips can be a nice touch—if you’ve got any Valentine’s Day candy or decorations around you can shoot a short video where you pan the camera back and forth across them.  You can also record yourself saying “I love you” or some other message.

3. Add the greeting. After you upload or shoot the video footage for your Magisto movie you’ll be asked to choose a title.  Instead of entering a traditional title into the title field, put your greeting here.  Something like “Happy Valentine’s Day, Pumpkin!” or “I love you Mom & Dad!”

4. Choose your soundtrack.  The soundtrack is one of the most important parts of your Valentine’s Day video.  You’ll want to choose a song that really expresses how you feel about the person you are making the video for.  In the Magisto music library we’ve got a section called ‘Love’ that features love songs, but note that you can also upload a song from your computer.  Make sure to pick something that shows just how much you care.

Once you’ve completed all of these steps it’s time to sit back while Magisto creates a movie for you, automatically.  Once it’s done you can share your video with your Valentine on their Facebook wall, on Twitter or send it to them via email.

Have you made a personalized Magisto movie for your Valentine?  If so, we’d love to see it!  Feel free to share it in the comments below.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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