14 Feb How To Get A Free Anniversary Greeting From The White House
Make any milestone wedding anniversary unforgettable! Here’s everything you need to know about requesting a free Presidential greeting from the White House.
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 any milestone anniversary.
How To Send A 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:
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 Presidential Greeting online contact form at www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-greeting. The updated online request form makes it easy to enter in all of the necessary details of your request, as outlined above.
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.
2022 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.
James M EdgertonPosted at 05:02h, 22 November
I would like to get my parents a congratulatory letter (for their 60th Anniversary)from the greatest President this country has ever had.
Abraham LincolnPosted at 23:15h, 05 November
You’re going to have to wait until 1864 rolls around again for that to happen, friend.
Mary kathryn MoorePosted at 14:43h, 04 December
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 GreenPosted at 04:56h, 17 March
Would like to get a 50th anniversary certificate from the White House
Frank and Linda KalusaPosted at 18:29h, 16 July
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.
KasiaPosted at 15:41h, 17 July
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 JonesPosted at 15:54h, 05 August
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.
KasiaPosted at 11:28h, 06 August
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 JohnsonPosted at 15:30h, 09 August
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
KasiaPosted at 10:13h, 11 August
Best of luck! I do hope that your request is honored.
Betty KnightPosted at 13:08h, 10 August
I know it is HARD, but Obama is no longer President.
KasiaPosted at 10:11h, 11 August
If you’d like to send us an example greeting with President Trump’s signature on it, we will happily update the post.
Sallie ShapiroPosted at 10:22h, 29 December
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?
KasiaPosted at 10:41h, 04 January
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. ReapePosted at 11:18h, 31 December
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.
KasiaPosted at 10:36h, 04 January
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 KaysPosted at 19:19h, 02 June
I requested a 50th anniversary greeting for April 30, no response. Are they still that behind? Requested end of Februaty.
Janet HoneganPosted at 16:11h, 25 August
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
KasiaPosted at 11:16h, 26 August
Thank you for letting us know, Janet. Hope your father-in-law had a great 100th birthday!
Janet HoneganPosted at 15:16h, 06 November
I would have been less disappointed if I knew that it would not necessarily be honored, regardless he had a wonderful birthday as reaching 💯 is quite an achievement – happy birthday father-in-law Arthur!
Gustavo GonzalezPosted at 11:59h, 12 February
I sent a request in October for a POTUS congrats letter for our 50th Anniversary…..no reply yet. Can you please research this. Gus Gonzalez
Maggie BlackwellPosted at 20:48h, 12 April
I am waiting for my girlfriend’s 80th Birthday greetings letter. Her birthday is April 20th and I sent the request using the form online in January. Her birthday is less than 10 days away. Can someone please send it soon or let me know if the request will not be honored. I wanted to present it to her at her party on April 23rd.
Joyce BRIGGS ClaryPosted at 09:59h, 18 April
I sent a request for a Fifty First Anniversary acknowledgement in Sept. and my 52nd has come around, still nothing. I realize President Biden is very busy, but surely someone is appointed for areas of this nature.