Things I wish I would have done with my kids: Get a White House birthday greeting. I am sure I knew about it, but had mush for brains as the mom with newborn twins. I wish I would have told someone — Hey! Can you do this for me because I will forget about it.
When your baby is born you have the chance within a year of your baby’s birth, to receive a signed greeting from the President. Great as a keepsake for your baby book. You only have two requirements:
- Your baby must be a U.S. citizen
- Be born
You must fill out this form.
You can also send your request to:
The White House, Attn: Greeting Office Room 39, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20502 Fax number: 202-395-1232
To recieve a greeting on the birth of your child, you should include the following:
- the child’s full name
- date of the child’s birth
- parents’ complete name
- titles (such as Mr. and Mrs., Dr. and Mrs.)
- parents’ complete address (including ZIP Code)
Birth greetings will be sent within four to six weeks of notification.
You can also recieve a birthday greeting (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 greeting for 20 years of service or longer, a wedding greeting (make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the date and submit using maiden names) and a wedding anniversary greeting (sent to couples who are celebrating their 50th or greater wedding anniversary).