June 7, 2023

As the holidays approach, many people are actively exploring ways of staying connected with family and friends in spite of the distancing protocols put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. One creative and thoughtful option that has become increasingly popular this year is to record Christmas greetings on Instagram. Here are a few points to keep in mind to ensure your holiday message is a success.

First, practice what you’re going to say before you record your message. A great way to ensure a clear message is to create an outline or list of points you’d like to cover in your video. Once you feel confident and ready, it’s time to start!

When recording, consider a suitable and appropriate background for your message. For an on-brand look and feel, set up your frame with relevant holiday props such as string lights, decorations, etc. Place yourself centrally in the frame so that he focus remains on you as the messenger of your holiday wishes.

Be aware of sound quality. Background noise is distracting and will detract from the message you’re trying to convey, so be mindful during the recording of any potential background noise that may interfere with your greeting.

Finally, remember that editing options are available should something not meet your expectations during filming. Use filters, text options, music and other effects to enhance your message while also making it unique and enjoyable for viewers who watch it!

So impress your friends and family this holiday season with a recorded Christmas greeting on Instagram! You can capture moments shared with those who are near and express heartfelt wishes towards those who aren’t able to be present- all from the comfort of home.

Christmas is a season of celebration and cheer and what better way to spread the joy than by recording your own personalised Christmas greetings for all your friends and family on Instagram!

Instagram makes it easy to upload fun and creative videos, from cat videos to homemade music videos. Now, with all the holiday spirit in the air, you can create your own festive video to share with everyone on your Instagram timeline.

Start off by writing down your Christmas message. For example, if you’re wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, make sure you include the wishes in your greeting. As the message should be brief, try to keep it shorter than 15 seconds.

Next, decide on a backdrop for your video. You can choose anything from twinkling lights or decorations around the house, to an iconic holiday scene such as a snow-covered village or Santa flying his sleigh over chimneys. To add more interest to the video, don’t be afraid to include animation characters or paper cut-outs of traditional festive figures such as Father Christmas or elves.

Finally, you need to film your video. If you have a smartphone with a good quality camera, this should work just fine! Place the phone on a stable surface and using headphones hit record, as this will block out any background noise. Smile and speak clearly in your message – it’s best to look directly at the camera when speaking and remember that attitude is key! Once you’re happy with how it looks, hit stop and save the video on your device.

Now you are ready to upload your video – edit it first if necessary – onto Instagram! Add some fun filters or other effects if you wish and then write a caption for your video before sharing with family and friends online. Don’t forget to use festive hashtags for extra holiday joy!