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CELEBRATE GRAND RAPIDS’ BIRTHDAY – FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE!

April 16, 2020

If you know us at all, you know we love birthdays. We had big plans this year to return to Rosa Parks Circle and celebrate with you for Grand Rapids’ 170th birthday with a big birthday bash, but current events are requiring us to postpone this event. While we won’t be celebrating Grand Rapids the way we intended, Hudsonville Ice Cream still wants to give a big birthday wish to one of our favorite Michigan cities.

We’re making a fun birthday video, and we want YOU to be part of it! We’re asking our amazing fans to send in video clips with fun and heartfelt birthday wishes. Then, we’ll compile some of the best clips together into one BIG birthday message to let the city know we’re still celebrating – and with our favorite treat too!

To make this video really sweet, we need your help. If you’d like to send us a video clip, you can follow these easy guidelines to get the best quality video.

    1. You can use your phone — no need for an expensive camera! Set your phone against a sturdy surface and make sure it is sideways (landscape) so we get a nice horizontal shot of you and your family.
    2. Reduce as much background noise as possible — turn off any TVs or radios so we can hear your birthday greeting. Due to copyright laws, if a popular song is heard in the background, we won’t be able to include your video.
    3. Record in a well-lit room. Your phone should have some automatic settings to get your face in the best light possible, but we also recommend turning on any nearby lights as well.

 

Feel free to shoot your video solo, or get your family and pets involved too! This is your chance to get creative — if you have party hats, streamers, or any other festive props, bring them out! And don’t forget to show yourself celebrating with a big scoop of your favorite flavor of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

To submit your video clip to us, simply upload it to our special Dropbox link here. You can also share the video from your own Facebook page!

We’ve included a few simple steps for uploading your video to Dropbox, from both a desktop or laptop computer, or from your mobile device.

Desktop or Laptop Computer Upload Instructions for Dropbox

    1. Click the Dropbox link above, then select “Choose from computer”.
    2. Locate your birthday message video clip on your computer and select it.
    3. Once you’ve selected your video from your computer, add your first and last name, and your email address to the appropriate fields.
    4. Then click the “Upload” button and watch your video load.
    5. You will receive a “Thank you” message from Dropbox once your video is finished uploading, and you’re all set!

Mobile Device Upload Instructions for Dropbox

    1. Tap the Dropbox link above, then select “Choose files”.
    2. Locate your birthday message video clip on your mobile device – NOTE: the video may be stored in different storage locations on your device depending on what you’re using.
    3. Once you’ve located your video on your device, select it.
    4. Then add your first and last name, and your email address to the appropriate fields and tap the “Upload” button.
    5. You will receive a “Thank you” message from Dropbox once your video is finished uploading, and you’re all set!


Thank you for your help! We can’t wait to see your amazing submissions and celebrate Grand Rapids’ birthday in this fun virtual way!

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