Monday, February 27, 2012

Get A #Free Congratulations Letter From The White House

One day I was watching a program on television that said you can send a postcard to the White House for the birth of your baby and get a FREE Congratulations from the White House. 

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 addressed 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 202-456-2461Allow 4-6 weeks for a 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
Greetings Office
Room 39
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
  • Graduation
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent religious occasion


Please include the following in your request:
  • your name and home address, phone number
  • an exact date of occasion (month, day, year) for a 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 a request so it may take longer to receive.


  1. That is really cool. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is kind of cool. Something for your child to remember and something neat as a special present for an anniversary or a wedding as something fun.

  3. This is neat. I'm Canadian, but would LOVE a postcard from Obama :)

  4. This is awesome! I want to do this. Thank you!!

  5. What a cute idea!! I love it! and a great memory for your child! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is so good. I think my new dream job would be to oversee the sending of congrats from the White House.

  7. I got one of these back in 2001 when my daughter was born. I framed it for her.

  8. OMG that is the coolest! i wish i had seen that when i had mine...course it was "W" and i wouldn't have wanted it LOL

  9. Man I have to do this for my little guy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. That is so awesome! What a neat keepsake!

  11. Great idea....I wish I'd known for my two boys. Friday Blog AND Google + Hop
    Katy xx