Thursday, July 22, 2010

White House Greetings

Did you know that 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? We always tell our brides to send an extra invitation to The White House to get one of these special greeting cards in honor of their wedding day. However, The White House sends out greeting for lots of special occasions. To request a greeting card from the President, just follow these guidelines from the White House Greetings Office:

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 should be received at least six (6) weeks in advance of the event date. (Greetings are generally not sent after the event date, except for wedding congratulations and newborn acknowledgments.)
ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS. Anniversary greetings will be sent to couples who are celebrating a 50th, 60th, 70th or later wedding anniversary.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS. Birthday greetings will be sent only to people turning 80 or older or veterans turning 70 or older.
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 life events such as:
  • Wedding (send your request after the event)
  • Baby's birth or adoption of a child
  • Retirement after at least 30 years on the same job
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent religious occasion
REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following in your reqeust:
  • 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)
The way that we tell our brides to address their wedding invitation is such:
The Honorable & Mrs. Barack Obama
The White House, Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500


  1. Wow- I had no idea you could do this! I'm totally sending the white house an invitation to one of my future events, thank you for sharing :-)

  2. WOW, thats pretty amazing, I had no idea there was anything like that!