We've really been enjoying creating video slideshows of our little one on Animoto. Everyone we send them to thinks we're working really hard at creating them, but Animoto makes it so simple. If you haven't checked it out yet, head over and create a free 30 second video.
All you need to do is upload the photographs you want, choose a song from their own music library or yours, and add text if you wish- and Animoto will create the slideshow. You can always hit remix after it's created and a completely new and unique slideshow will be created.
For $30 you can join for the year and access as many slideshows as you wish. You can email them to people when you're finished, and you can also upload to YouTube or upgrade to DVD quality.
It's perfect for creating a slideshow for first birthdays or to send to grandparents for updates. Check out a sample video over at the website.