Presidential Greetings

The White House Greetings Office handles as many requests as possible, in accordance with a set of long-standing guidelines.Please review these guidelines carefully before sending your requests.

U.S. CITIZENS ONLY.The White House will send greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions as outlined below.

  • BABY:
    • Adoption of Child T(Please note This type of greeting can only be requested after the event, and must be requested within two months after the event date.)
    • Birth of Child (Please note This type of greeting can only be requested after the event, and must be requested within two months after the event date.)
  • BIRTHDAY GREETINGS:
    • 80+ years (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received with fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
    • 70+ years VETERANS ONLY (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received with fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • CIVIL UNIONS. (Please note This type of greeting can only be requested after the event, and must be requested within two months after the event date.)
  • CLASS REUNIONS: 10 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • CONDOLENCE (sent to next to kin only)
  • EAGLE SCOUT (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • FAMILY REUNION: 10 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • PHOTOGRAPH: POTUS AND/OR FLOTUS OFFICIAL PHOTO (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • RELIGION:
    • RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION ANNIVERSARY: 25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
    • RELIGIOUS LEADERS ANNIVERSARY: 25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
    • RELIGIOUS MILESTONE 25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • RETIREMENT: 30+ YEARS 25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event. Military retirement letter requests for service members with 30+ years of service are processed and forwarded to the White House by their cognizant service representative. Military service members retiring with 20 - 29 years of service automatically receive a Certificate of Appreciation signed by the President as part of their retirement package.)
  • SCHOOL:
    • SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY: 100 YEARS AND EVERY 25 YEARS THEREAFTER 25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
    • SCHOOL GRADUATION (25 YEARS AND EVERY 5 YEARS THEREAFTER (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
  • SERIOUS ILLNESS
  • WEDDING (Please note This type of greeting can only be requested after the event, and must be requested within two months after the event date.)
    • WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: 50 OR 60 YEARS (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)
    • WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: 70+ YEARS (Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice (prior to the event date) is required for processing this type of request. Processing by the event date is not guaranteed for requests received within fewer than five weeks notice. We are unable to fulfill requests submitted after the date of the event.)

Complete the form below then print and mail or fax the form to the following:

ATTN: Presidential Greetings Request
Office of Representative James E. Clyburn
242 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 225-2313

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