Surprise group videos made easy!

Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements or any special occasion.

Start a VidHug!

Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements or any special occasion.

What is a VidHug?

A video montage of family & friends celebrating someone special, but it's also much more than that...

What is a VidHug?

A video montage of family & friends celebrating someone special, but it's also much more than that...

Virtual Surprise Party

Surprise parties are great, but they're nearly impossible to plan. Give the surprise, without the hassle!

Meaningful Gift

What's more unique, meaningful, and personalized than happy messages from everyone that loves you?

Long Distance

Bring family and friends closer together, regardless of the time zones they span.

Fun & Easy

Video montages used to require tech savvy, a pricy computer, and lots of time. Now anyone can do it!

How Does It Work?

Three Easy Steps
1
Invite

In seconds, create your special occasion and send out unique recording link to invite family & friends to participate.

2
Record

Invitees easily record & submit videos from any device, no app install needed. You watch the videos as they arrive!

3
Surprise!

When you're ready, VidHug magically turns the collected videos into a beautiful montage for you to share.

Testimonials

What Our Users Say

Pricing

Start for free, upgrade anytime.
First 3 recordings Unlimited

Try It Out

Free
 
  • Get invite link
  • Invitees can record
  • Watch submissions
  • Share videos w/ invitees
  • Create montage
  • View montage online

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Ready To Gift

$15 
per occasion
  • Get invite link
  • Invitees can record
  • Watch submissions
  • Share videos w/ invitees
  • Create montage
  • View montage online
  • Download your montage
  • Adjust order of clips
  • Discard unwanted clips

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I invite people to record?

When you start your VidHug, you are given a unique recording link. You invite your friends to join your VidHug by sending them that link using any of your preferred messaging platforms (e-mail, SMS, Facebook, etc.). Spread the word in whatever way works best for you!

Visitors to the recording page are presented with a description of your VidHug (optionally including a relevant photo you provide) and easy-to-follow instructions on how to record and submit their video on the same page using their webcam or mobile phone. No need for them to register or install an app. The process is fun and takes less than a couple of minutes!

Once unlocked, there are no limits on your VidHug. It can have as many videos or be as long as you want. Some VidHugs have been 30 minutes long or had up to 50 videos.

That said, remember that this is a gift and it's supposed to be entertaining. Individual videos are best if they're between 10 and 60 seconds in length and no one person should speak for longer than a few minutes, except in exceptional cases.

Both the individual videos submissions and the final montage are private by default. When it comes to sharing, you are in total control.

You can optionally make your favorite recorded videos visible on the recording page, as inspiration to others. When the final montage is ready, you are given a unique viewing link to share with the intended recipient and, at your discretion, with others that are interested in watching.

  • Starting your VidHug: less than 1 minute
  • Submitting a video: 1 to 3 minutes
  • Receiving all videos: depends on how quickly invitees respond, ideally give them at least one day
  • Montage creation: 10 to 60 minutes

Yes, your final montage is downloadable as an mp4 video file as well as shareable as a unique link. Individual submitted videos can be watched online, but cannot be downloaded (although we will fulfill special requests - contact us via chat).

The free version of VidHug is for you to preview the service in the "try before you buy" spirit. Every VidHug starts for free, in preview mode, and can be unlocked at any time with payment via credit card (processed securely by Stripe).

From the perspective of those recording videos, there is no difference between a free and unlocked VidHug. They can record as many videos as they wish.

In preview mode, while you will be shown thumbnail images of all recorded videos, you will only be able to view the first 3 videos. You'll also be able to create a montage, but again only with the first 3 videos. When you unlock your VidHug, all limits are removed.

Paying for a VidHug is like buying a greeting card. It's a one-time payment for each special occasion (e.g. group video), no recurring payments or subscriptions.

If you use VidHug a lot and would be interested in a subscription, let us know

Over hugs delivered!

Surprise your loved one with a unique, meaningful, and memorable gift!

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