Anniversaries are such a momentous occasion. Whether it's a wedding, friend-aversary, birthday, or company milestone, a video can commemorate a relationship and bring joy to your partner's face.  These need to be celebrated!

In this article, I am going to show you how to create the best Happy Anniversary Video online using a free online slideshow editor. In this tutorial, you'll combine photos, music, stickers, text, and quotes into a special anniversary video that you can share with your spouse or publish on social media.

To create a Happy Anniversary video, follow these steps:

  1. Open Kapwing
  2. Upload your photos, videos, and text
  3. Add music
  4. Animate text
  5. Publish and share

Step 1. Open Kapwing

Head over to Kapwing, a free online montage maker that helps people make anniversary videos for free. Click on the Slide show maker and start creating.

Slideshow maker homepage

Step 2. Upload your content

The perfect anniversary video includes all sorts of multimedia content that fits you and your partner's relationship. Gather your memorable pictures, scan in old photos, find home videos, download clips from Instagram and Snapchat archives, and source clips from your friends. You can also record a new selfie-style video reminding your spouse of how much they mean to you.

When you are in the slideshow maker, start uploading your pictures or videos. You can add as many or as few scenes to the anniversary slideshow as you'd like. Click and drag the areas into the dotted drop box or paste the URL of pictures from imgur, Dropbox, Google Drive, or other websites. Kapwing supports PNGs, JPEGs, MOV, MP4, GIFs, and most other popular image and video file types.

Drag the files to rearrange the ordering of the anniversary slideshow. Then, use the "edit duration" button to change how long each photo stays on screen. Make them last longer to slow down the slideshow or less time to speed it up.

On the left-hand side you can customize the content such as the background color, fit/zoom, and aspect ratio. Watch the video preview by clicking the play button. Once you are satisfied with your product, I like to click on the "edit in studio" under the preview on the right hand menu.

Anniversary video

Step 3. Add music

This is where it gets fun! On the top menu bar, navigate to the 'audio' option. Choose your favorite anniversary music, maybe something nostalgic, romantic, or memorable for you as a couple, from YouTube or record a loving message as an MP3. If you're planning to post the video on social media, be aware of copyright rules that govern music usage.

Upload the MP3 or MP4 file that you want to use as the soundtrack for your celebratory anniversary video. Or, paste a YouTube URL to import the music from an online video. When you are finished adding your music, hit 'done'.

Step 4. Animate text

I highly recommend adding animated text to your anniversary video. It gives it that extra spruce you need to make this exciting. Head to the top menu bar and click on 'text'. Make sure you are on the correct slide to do this. Edit the text and choose the style you want to animate it. Go ahead and customize the time you want the text to appear.

Step 5. Publish

When you are satisfied with your video, it's time to save! Click on 'publish' and watch as your amazing video starts to render! It may look complicated, but don't worry. It's doing its job.

Once it has finished, you can save it or post it right away.

Thank you so much for taking the time and hanging out with me via Kapwing Articles. I hope this was a helpful guide in creating your own Anniversary Video. Kapwing has some other great resources that will help turn your videos into professional looking content. Feel free to tag us with a #kapwing for an extra like and follow  on any platform! We appreciate any shoutouts, feedback, ideas, and general user love. Happy editing!

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