Upon request, the President and the First Lady will send special greeting cards recognizing citizens' special days such as: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and retirements.and congratulatory wedding announcements. Requests should be submitted to the White House via mail at:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
You can also contact your local senator or representative to request greetings.
The White House will send greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions as outlined below.
Some of the milestones that cards are sent for include:
Baby's Birth Greeting
Baby greetings are available for babies within a year of the birth date. Please make your request after the baby is born.
Birthday greetings are available for civilians celebrating their 80th (or greater) birthday and veterans celebrating their 70th (or greater) birthday. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the birthday.
Retirement greetings are available for 20 years of service or longer.
If you would like to receive your wedding greeting before the event, please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the date and submit using maiden names.
Wedding Anniversary Greeting
An anniversary card will be sent to couples who are celebrating their 50th (or greater) wedding anniversary. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the anniversary.
Your request must be received six weeks in advance of the event date. The White House will make every effort to honor every request, but they 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.)