Yes I was skeptical, but I said I would do it. When my son was born I sent his birth announcement to the White House. I got the card below from President Bush congratulating me for the birth of my son, Aidan. It was so exciting. Cool thing is that it is address to my son.
The White House sends letters for birthdays 80 or older or veterans turning 70 or older, wedding anniversaries 50th, 60th, 70th or later, and condolences and get-well messages where appropriate.
Make your request in writing, and include your phone number and any special mailing instructions and/or for faster service, requests can also be faxed to 202-456-2461. Allow 4-6 weeks for response.
If you are a U.S. Citizen and are interested in getting letters of congratulations from the White House, here's the address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
The White House will only send out to U.S. Citizens. The events for which the White House sends out greeting are as follows:
- Weddings (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
Please include the following in your reqeust:
- your name and home address, phone number
- exact date of occasion (month, day, year) for wedding, birth etc.
- age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage
- any specific mailing instructions if other than to your address
- Wedding (Include couple's married names and address)
What are you waiting for, send your request to them today. Once you receive your greetings let me know. I will do a follow up and add your photos to my post. Note that currently, the Greeting Office is bombarded with request so it may take longer to receive.