Father's Day Slideshow Ideas, Quotes, and Songs

Surprise your dad with Father's Day slides

Father's Day is getting closer and closer with each week, and now it is high time to choose the best gift for your dad. If you are tired of meaningless store-bought presents, think about making a touching surprise. A photo slideshow for Father's Day is a perfect idea. Your dad will certainly appreciate such a gift because it will be personal and moving. A big advantage is that you can either play it at the family gathering or send it by e-mail if you live far away from home and won't make it to the party.

Don’t know how to make a heartfelt video for your dad? Then let’s find out how to make the best slideshow for Father's day and personalize it with quotes and your dad’s favourite songs.

Want to see an inspirational example? Then, click Play and enjoy the video below! This energetic picture slideshow, created with SmartSHOW 3D software, is full of fun animation effects, and the slide designs feature all kinds of things that real men love: fast cars, smart gadgets, and stylish business accessories.
Video for Father's Day

You do not have to be a pro to create a slideshow - it is absolutely easy to make one. With SmartSHOW 3D slideshow program, you can create a terrific photo movie with special effects, animated collages and 3D transitions. This software also allows you to use captions and microphone recordings, so you can add a personalized greeting or a voice message to your slideshow.

Read on to find out more on slideshow making techniques, and get suggestions on using quotes and songs!

How to Make a Father's Day Slideshow in 5 Minutes

Running out of time? No problem, the "Slideshow in 5 Minutes" option will help you out. It offers ready-to-use templates - you only need to choose the style. Vintage and black & white slideshow ideas look great both with group family photos and with portraits. If you do not have enough images for your Father's Day slideshow, you can take your dad's old photos and scan them. Do not forget to select his favorite song as a soundtrack - it will surely add some important dimension to the slideshow. Turn his life story into a digital flow of memories!

Choose animation effects to spice up your slideshow

Black-and-white slideshow is a win-win idea!

Truly Unique Slideshow for Father's Day

Devote some more time and create a photo slideshow slide by slide to emphasize your dad's role in your life and give him a genuinely heartwarming gift. Use scanned and digital photos, and try to find some pictures that show him having fun with your family. Add the photos and a song, try applying animation effects and select the best-looking transitions. If he is keen on modern design, check out Father's Day slideshow templates, created particularly for men's birthdays, holidays and other occasions.

Apply random transitions to slides

Pick a template which reflects your father’s hobbies

You can also learn how to make a video collage to make your Father's Day slideshow even more spectacular. Use your microphone to record some comments and put them right into the slideshow. Ask your mom, brothers and sisters to participate in the fun!

Want to make a beautiful present for your daddy? Just grab some photos and create a slideshow using SmartSHOW 3D. Check it out for free:

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Worried that your slideshow won’t be good enough? Then have a look at some great Father's day video ideas!

Best Father's Day Quotes

Using a text layer in the slide editor, you can add a caption and adjust its color, font and position. In such a way you may mark the dates when the photos were taken, you may write a touching greeting or even remind your dad of a family joke. If you prefer to add a Father’s Day quote instead, here is a short list of the coolest ones:

  • "The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get". (Tim Russert)
  • "A father carries pictures where his money used to be". (Author Unknown)
  • "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters". (George Herbert)
  • "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me". (Jim Valvano)
  • "You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together". (Erika Cosby)

Create collages from photos

Mix your photos into collages

Father's Day Slideshow Songs

A suitable song may serve as the finishing touch for your Father's Day slideshow. If the photos in your slideshow change too quickly for the tune you selected, you can adjust the duration of the slides and make it a bit longer. You can also synchronize your slideshow with the music in one click - it means the duration of the slides will be changed according to the duration of the song. Or simply cut the song to make it end simultaneously with your last slide. In order to make the task easier for you, we created a list of the most popular Father's Day songs:

  • "Papa, Can You Hear Me" by Barbra Streisand
  • "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" by Elton John
  • "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
  • "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift
  • "I'll Remember" by Madonna
  • "In My Life" by the Beatles
  • "Hero" by Mariah Carey

Add realistic slide effects to your Father's Day slideshow

Enliven your video using various slide effects

A great plus of making a Father's Day slideshow yourself is that you rediscover your dad’s past and get to know more about this fascinating and inspiring man. A photo story of his life adventures will surely become one of his favorite movies. Create the best gift for the one who made you the person you are now!

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