How to make an animated gif party invitation #Do It Yourself#Entertaining#event planning#party February 2 | Cat Rocketship I love animated gifs! They're like the magical photos in the Potterverse, making people and places and illustrations come alive. Here's a reason you can make one this week: PARTY TIME. Whether you're planning a Super Bowl party, a Valentine's Day cocktail hour, or just a mid-winter soiree, you can make an animated gif invitation in a few quick steps. You'll need: PARTY PLANS! A scanner or an image editor A gif maker. Make a Gif is the most flexible free option I've found. 1. Plan your invite. What do you want to change from frame to frame? Simple choices are things like motion lines, moving text, or LIGHTENING BOLTS COMING OUT OF EYES! Or a crown. It can be a drawing, frames from a movie, or a picture of a friend. OR EVEN JUST TEXT. Dancing clipart! The possibilities are endless. Edit songs yourself to be karaoke party-friendly If you're the at-home karaoke party type then you KNOW you want to get the how-to's, to rid yourself of those awkward solos moments, over... [more] 2. Make each frame. The groundhog day invite I mocked up only has four different pictures layered together. The "party with Dani" gif has…like 50. Each movement/additional line is its own picture (you will need your own software to do something this large, for sure.) 3. Upload each of your frames. Play with Make a Gif's settings, and when you're happy, save your magical moving image. 4.When you're ready to invite your friends, pop the image in an email. If you're using Gmail, use the "Insert Image" button to allow the image to show directly in the message. 5. Debate with yourself about the pronunciation of"gif". Hit send and put your party pants on, people! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS I turned a storage barrel into a magical wine table! NEXT Home palettes based on nerdy fandoms: Would you choose carpet that matches Worf's hair? Toggle comments [ 15 ] I'm team "jif", like the peanut butter. Also. HELL YEAH ANIMATED INVITES. 2 agree Reply I say it "jiff" too. WE ARE ALIGNED. 1 agrees Reply TWINSIES FOREVAH. XD I'm now wondering if the pronunciation of gif is like pop vs soda vs coke vs tonic. Regional? Based on the time that you joined the internet? Relative to your pronunciation of "put"? Clearly, this must be settled in the next readers' poll. Forget how people use your site, THIS is a hot-button issue. 3 agree Reply It is obviously "gif", like "gift" without a t, because it is a tiny animated gift to provide you with a soupçon of amusement and joy in the midst of a tiring day. 8 agree Reply EXACTLY. Team Jiff can suckkkk it. (That's not very nice of me. I'm sorry Team Jiff I still like you, too.) 5 agree Reply It's okay. Team Jiff is just missing out on a delightful subtext. 0 agree Reply Would you say, then, that they hustle along the interbutts to provide you entertainment IN A JIFFY? 0 agree Reply I'm going with Team Hiff. The G is silent, obviously. >.> 2 agree Reply Gif… unless we're going to start calling graphics something like "giraffics". 1 agrees Reply HOW FUNNNNN! Thanks for the free resource too! Will try this out one day 0 agree Reply Yeah guys it's definitely "jiff" http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/ =D 0 agree Reply OH SNAP 1 agrees Reply …ahem, hem hem. (Sung in the style of Cookie Monster). "G" is for giffy, its movement made by me, Gif is like Jiffy, it's plain enough to see G is like Jiffy, it's good enough for me OHHHH Giffy Giffy Giffy Starts with "Gee!" aaaaand scene. 1 agrees Reply I would like it noted that in my graphic design program, it was hard "g" gif. "Jiff" likely would have gotten you funny looks. 0 agree Reply I'd just like to state for the record that you guys are so totally my people. I heart you all. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.