Requesting Greetings from the White House?

September 14, 2006

Beautiful photo of the White House in Washington DC.My parents will be married 50 years in May. I would like info to contact the Presidents Office to have a congratulations letter generated.



John from Jersey City, NJ


September 14, 20060 found this helpful

Just make sure they like who ever the current president is, or else it will be a bomb gift.

September 14, 20060 found this helpful

Here's the info:

By Fax to: (202) 395-1232
By Mail To: The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039

September 15, 20060 found this helpful

Here's the procedure:

At least six weeks in advance, mail a written request for a greeting to:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039


Make sure to include the following:
the name and address of the recipient
the date of the occasion
for a birthday, include the age of the recipient
for an anniversary, include the number of years married Must be 50 or more years
If all goes as planned , the card should be mailed 10 days before the event.

By Diana (Guest Post)
September 16, 20060 found this helpful has an internet site

I did this for my parents 50th...but never got the card however
I advise the mail system!

By Ann (Guest Post)
September 16, 20060 found this helpful

I did this last year. I just googled 'presidential greetings'. I think it needs to be done 6-10 weeks ahead of time. My parents were thrilled.

August 30, 20180 found this helpful

For birthday it must be age 80+

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July 13, 2009

My parents' 50th anniversary is coming up and I would like to know how to get a letter from the White House. How do I do this?

By Donna Shelley from Point Comfort, TX


July 14, 20090 found this helpful

How to Order Greetings From the White House
New Babies, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and more
By Robert Longley,
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The White House will send greeting cards signed by the President of the United States to commemorate special events, accomplishments or milestones free of charge to U.S. citizens. To request a greeting card from the President, just follow these guidelines from the White House Greetings Office:
Allrequests must be submitted in writing:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039

U.S. citizens only. The White House will send greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions as outlined below.

Advance Notice required. Your request must be received six (6) weeks in advance of the event date. We make every effort to honor every request, but we cannot guarantee a greeting if this guideline is not met. (Greetings are generally not sent after the event date, except for wedding congratulations and newborn acknowledgments.)


Anniversary greeting. Anniversary greetings are extended only to those couples who are celebrating their 50th (and subsequent) wedding anniversary.

Birthday greetings. Birthday greetings will be sent only to individuals 80 years of age and above.

Other greetings. A limited number of special occasions other than birthdays and anniversaries exist for which the Greetings Office will send appropriate recognition to United States citizens. These occasions include important events such as:

-Wedding (send your request after the event)
-Baby's Birth (must be born during the Bush Administration; send request only after baby's birth)
-Eagle Scout Award

-Girl Scout Gold Award

Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion
REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following in your request:


-name and home address of honoree(s)
-form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
-exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
-age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage

-your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
-any specific mailing instructions if other than to honoree's address
-Wedding (Include couple's married names and current or new address)
-Baby's Birth (Include baby's date of birth and full names and address of baby and parents)

When to expect your greeting. In most cases, greetings will be mailed from the White House approximately ten (10) days prior to the event.

July 14, 20090 found this helpful

The new administration hadn't set up this function yet.

July 15, 20090 found this helpful

"How to Get an Anniversary Greeting from President Barak Obama" isi published on

I wonder why Natasha79 said they hadn't set this function up yet?


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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

And I am wondering why bullfrogcorner didn't send the actual how to link ;-)

Hope you're within the guidelines and can receive in time for the anniversary date :-)

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