Is it really possible to receive a birthday card from the President?
Yes, the current President and First Lady will send out Presidential greetings for U.S. Citizens for several events. There is a form on the White House website, with more information about when greetings are mailed.
Listed below are the most commonly requested greetings, although others are available. Please see the drop-down menu on the form linked above.
Baby’s Birth Greeting
Baby greetings are available for babies within a year of the birth date. Please make your request after the baby is born.
Birthday greetings are available for civilians celebrating their 80th (or greater) birthday and veterans celebrating their 70th (or greater) birthday. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the birthday.
Retirement greetings are available for 20 years of service or longer.
If you would like to receive your wedding greeting before the event, please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the date and submit using maiden names.
Wedding Anniversary Greeting
An anniversary card will be sent to couples who are celebrating their 50th (or greater) wedding anniversary. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the anniversary.