You can arrange to have President Barack Obama send signed greetings and congratulations to US citizens for many of life's milestones. The White House will send signed greeting cards and recognition to US citizens to commemorate special events and accomplishments. Requests need to be received six weeks prior to the event, in most cases. Greetings will be mailed from the White House about ten days before the event.
All Greeting requests must be submitted in writing* to:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, DC 20502-0039
US Citizens Only
Advance Notice Required: For all requests but wedding congratulations and newborn acknowledgments, six weeks in advance of the event date. The White House makes every effort to honor all requests but cannot guarantee a greeting if this guideline is not met.
Birthday Greetings: Birthday greetings sent only to those who are 80 years and above.
Anniversary Greetings: Anniversary greetings only to couples who are celebrating 50th wedding anniversaries and above.
Other Greetings: Limited special occasions will be recognized for the following events:
Wedding - send request after the event
Baby's birth - must be born during the Obama Administration; send request after the baby's birth
Eagle Scout Award
Girl Scout Gold Award
Bar / Bat Mitzvah or equivalent
Name & Home Address of Honoree(s), Form of Address (Mr., Miss, Dr, etc.)
Exact Date of Occasion (month, day, year)
Age (for birthdays)
Number of Years of Marriage (anniversaries)
Wedding (include couple's married name and current or new address)
Baby's Birth or Adoption (include baby's date of birth and full names & addresses of baby & parents)
Requestor's (Your) Name & Daytime Phone Number
Any Specific Mailing Instructions, if other than to honoree's address
*Requests made via email will not be processed.