Alyce - posted on 11/30/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
While seeking easy ways of creating a "trailer" video for my short story, I found a site, Animoto, where you can make professional-quality videos from your own photos and video. You can make a 30-second video for free or pay a reasonable fee ($5/month or $30/year) for unlimited length.
The site includes a variety of possible styles, including holiday themes, and I'm thinking of creating a holiday e-card to share with friends and family. It could also be a great way to do something special for grandparents for a holiday gift: such as a video of a year in the life of your kiddo.
Here's my video, so you can see what the site is capable of:
If you go to the main Animoto site (http://www.animoto.com), you can see more samples, including the holiday themes.