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Presidential Greetings

If you would like to receive a greeting from the President of the United States you can now submit your request directly to the White House using this form:

Greeting are available for a number of occasions, including:
  • Birthday Greetings (for persons 80 years of age or over)
  • Anniversary Greetings (for couples celebrating 50 years of marriage or more)
  • Wedding (send your request after the event)
  • Baby's Birth

White House Guidelines for Presidential Greetings:

  1. ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED. Your request must be received six (6) weeks in advance of the event date.
  2. ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS: Anniversary greetings are extended only to those couples who are celebrating their 50th (and subsequent) wedding anniversary.
  3. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Birthday greetings will be sent only to individuals 80 years of age and above.
  4. OTHER GREETINGS: A limited number of special occasions other than birthdays and anniversaries exist for which the Greetings Office will send appropriate recognition. These occasions include important events such as:
    1. Wedding
    2. Baby's Birth
    3. Eagle Scout Award
    4. Girl Scout Gold Award
    5. Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion
  5. REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following in your request:
    1. Name and home address of honoree(s)
    2. Form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
    3. Exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
    4. Age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage
    5. Your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
    6. Wedding (Include couple's married names and current or new address)
    7. Baby's Birth (Include baby's date of birth and full names and address of baby and parents)
  6. WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR GREETING. In most cases, greetings will be mailed from the White House approximately ten (10) days prior to the event.

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