How To Get A Free Anniversary Greeting From The White House

Free White House Greeting - How To

How To Get A Free Anniversary Greeting From The White House

Here’s everything you need to know about requesting a free Presidential greeting for a special milestone wedding anniversary.

Did you know that married couples celebrating their 50th, 60th and 70th milestone anniversaries can receive a free anniversary greeting from the White House? The White House greeting, signed by the current President and the First Lady, makes a unique anniversary keepsake gift that will be cherished for generations. The best part is that it’s completely free, although it does take a bit of planning and patience.

Here’s how you can get a free Presidential greeting for a milestone anniversary.

Send In Your Presidential Greetings Request

The only requirement for a Presidential anniversary greeting is that the recipients are U.S. citizens celebrating their milestone 50th, 60th or 70th wedding anniversaries.

The key to sending in your White House greetings request is to allow plenty of time for it to be processed and returned by the date you need it.

Your request should be polite, courteous, succinct and direct. Be very clear about the greeting type you are requesting and when you need it. Be respectful and include a note of thank you in your request.

Above all, make sure that you include all of the information that is required for your request to be processed. Requests that don’t meet the requirements or contain all of the necessary information will not be fulfilled.

Double-check your letter before sending to ensure everything is correct and in order. The last thing you want is for the request to be denied because you missed crucial information or even worse, if there is an error in your greeting because of a spelling error or typo.

Here’s an example of what the greeting might look like:

White House Anniversary Greeting

Note: You can also send in a request for other White House greetings, such as a wedding, the birth of a child and for 100th birthday celebrations.

What To Include In Your White House Greeting Request

Your White House greeting request must include the following:

1. Recipient’s Names – Who is receiving the greeting and how the greeting should be addressed (i.e. Mr. & Mrs., first names, etc.)
2. Anniversary Date – The month, day and year of the anniversary and how many years the couple has been married
3. Mailing Address – Where the greeting should be sent to (directly to the couple or to you)
4. Requesting Person’s Info – Your name, phone number and email address

Where To Send Your Presidential Greetings Request

There are a number of different ways to request your White House greeting. You can send in your request directly to the White House or go through your Senator or House Representative. But no matter which method you choose, factor in enough time for your request to be processed and returned.

1. Email The White House

Probably the easiest and quickest way to send in your request is to contact the White House by filling out the online contact form at Make sure to include all of the details of your request, as outlined above, in the Comment section of the online form.

2. Mail Your Request To The White House

You can also send in your request through mail directly to the White House. If you decide to mail in your request, it’s suggested that you type your letter on a standard 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper and address it to:

The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

3. Contact Your Senator Or Representative

Finally, you can send in your request directly to your Senator or House Representative. The advantage in going this route is that you can also request a greeting from them. You can find your Senators here and your Congressmen and women here.

When To Expect Your White House Greeting

Although there is no guarantee that your White House greeting will arrive by the date you need it, most greetings are mailed out approximately 14 days prior to the event.

Send in your request as early as possible and make sure to include all of the required information to ensure your request can be processed.

2021 Update – Please Read

Several readers have informed us that they did not receive their anniversary or birthday greetings from the White House, despite sending a request well in advance. Please keep this in mind when sending in your requests, as not all of them may be honored.

If you do receive your White House greeting, kindly let us know so that we can share the most up-to-date information with other readers. Leave a comment below or connect with us on social.

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  • James M Edgerton
    Posted at 05:02h, 22 November Reply

    I would like to get my parents a congratulatory letter (for their 60th Anniversary)from the greatest President this country has ever had.

  • Mary kathryn Moore
    Posted at 14:43h, 04 December Reply

    I am hoping that the request for a Whitehouse Greeting for my brothers 50TH wedding Anniversary is honored. It would be an honor to get a greeting from President Trump. I requested it online Oct. 31,2019 for Dec.27,2019 greeting.

  • Britton Green
    Posted at 04:56h, 17 March Reply

    Would like to get a 50th anniversary certificate from the White House

  • Frank and Linda Kalusa
    Posted at 18:29h, 16 July Reply

    I requested in March for an anniversary of 50 years for my wife and I. I thought this would be plenty of time and checked my mail everyday for an acknowledgement but nothing. Our 50th Anniversary was yesterday July 15th and still nothing. My wife and are big Trump supporters and this was to be my surprise to her. She knew nothing about it. She does now cause she heard my rage over someone screwing it up.

    • Kasia
      Posted at 15:41h, 17 July Reply

      Hi Frank,

      I’m sorry to hear that. Did you send your request directly to the White House or did you email your Senator or Representative? I would follow up with wherever you submitted your request to.

  • Dean and JoAnn Jones
    Posted at 15:54h, 05 August Reply

    My husband and I have been married 70 years today. we were married in the first Baptist Church in Okmulgee, Okla. I didn’t know we could get a greeting from the president until today. We are strong Trump suporters and we would love to hear from him. Maybe we could get a greeting even tho it would be late. By the way, I am 86 and my husband is 90. He pastors a church and I still play the piano at church.

    • Kasia
      Posted at 11:28h, 06 August Reply

      Hello JoAnn,

      Congratulations on your 70th anniversary! I would encourage you to send your request to the White House, or to contact your Senator or Representative, following the recommendations we’ve included in this post.

      Best wishes to you and your husband on your very special day.

  • Arthur Owen Johnson
    Posted at 15:30h, 09 August Reply

    Today is July 9, 2020. On September 17, 2020, my brother and his wife will be married 60 years. Both are BIG supporters of President Trump and Republicans. My brother is a combat veteran of Vietnam ( the only time they were apart in 60 years).
    I sincerely hope I have sent my request early enough

    • Kasia
      Posted at 10:13h, 11 August Reply

      Best of luck! I do hope that your request is honored.

  • Betty Knight
    Posted at 13:08h, 10 August Reply

    I know it is HARD, but Obama is no longer President.
    Please update!

    • Kasia
      Posted at 10:11h, 11 August Reply

      Hi Betty,
      If you’d like to send us an example greeting with President Trump’s signature on it, we will happily update the post.

  • Sallie Shapiro
    Posted at 10:22h, 29 December Reply

    Good morning;

    I sent a request in October for my parents 60th anniversary. They have not received a greeting yet. Is there anyway to find it if my request was received and a greeting was sent?

    Thank you!

    Sallie Shapiro

    • Kasia
      Posted at 10:41h, 04 January Reply

      Hi Sallie,
      I don’t believe that there is a way to check in on requests or status of greetings, since the White House does not guarantee that all requests will be honored. From the information we were able to gather, most greetings are mailed within a two week window, but it seems that in the recent years there have been more discrepancies with this as well.

  • Michael J. Reape
    Posted at 11:18h, 31 December Reply

    I requested an anniversary greeting by mail for my parents 70th anniversary. I mailed it mid November and their anniversary is next week. I hope something arrives soon.

    • Kasia
      Posted at 10:36h, 04 January Reply

      Hi Michael,
      My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October. We sent in our request for a Presidential greeting in September, but sadly never received anything. I hope your request is honored and that you get something for your parents’ milestone 70th anniversary! Best of luck!

  • Sharon Kays
    Posted at 19:19h, 02 June Reply

    I requested a 50th anniversary greeting for April 30, no response. Are they still that behind? Requested end of Februaty.

  • Janet Honegan
    Posted at 16:11h, 25 August Reply

    My feather in law celebrated his 💯 th birthday on august 1 st 2021 and I email the white house more than 7 months ago to send a birthday wish from president Joe Biden -he would have been more than thrilled -but I did not get any response -I was more than disappointed-thank you

    • Kasia
      Posted at 11:16h, 26 August Reply

      Thank you for letting us know, Janet. Hope your father-in-law had a great 100th birthday!

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