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House Greetings Office handles as many requests as
possible, in accordance with a set of long-standing guidelines. PLEASE
NOTE THAT ALL GREETING REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
Please review these guidelines carefully before mailing
your request to the White House.
U.S. CITIZENS ONLY. The White House will send
greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions
as outlined below.
ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED. Your request must be
received six (6) weeks in advance of the event date. We
make every effort to honor every request, but we 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.)
ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS. Anniversary greetings are
extended only to those couples who are celebrating their
50th (and subsequent) wedding anniversary.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS. Birthday greetings will be
sent only to individuals 80 years of age and above.
OTHER GREETINGS. A limited number of special occasions
other than birthdays and anniversaries exist for which
the Greetings Office will send appropriate recognition
to United States citizens. These occasions include important
events such as:
Wedding (send your request after the event)
Baby's Birth (must be born during the Bush Administration;
send request only after baby's birth)
Eagle Scout Award
Girl Scout Gold Award
Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion
REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following
in your request:
name and home address of honoree(s)
form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage
your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
any specific mailing instructions if other than to
Wedding (Include couple's married names and current
or new address)
Baby's Birth (Include baby's date of birth and full
names and address of baby and parents)
WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR GREETING. In most cases, greetings
will be mailed from the White House approximately ten (10)
days prior to the event.