27 September 2012

A Letter From the White House

Yep, a letter from The White House, not to The White House.  Well, I did have to send them a baby announcement, but then I got this in return!

I really don't care what your political stance is, nor does your baby. I will be getting one of these for each child of mine regardless of who is in office. This is just. plain. cool.

To get yours, send a birth announcement to:
White House Greetings Office

Room 39

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Please include the following in your request:
  • name and home address of honoree(s)
  • form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
  • exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
  • your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
  • any specific mailing instructions if other than to honoree's address
I sent an extra birth announcement and then typed up a little slip with her name, birth date, and our names and address (mostly because my handwriting is awful).  I probably didn't even need to include the actual birth announcement, but it had pictures!  You can make an email birth announcement for free on pingg.com and print it out if you didn't do formal announcments.  Also, I didn't send this until she was 6 months old!  It took a few months after that to get a reply.

You can also get greetings from the White House for a variety of other celebrations, including weddings and retirement.  (I have one from when I got my Gold Award.) Check here to see what qualifies.

This is now in her baby book!


  1. This is awesome! I totally plan on mailing an invite to The White House when we have our formal ceremony! I didn't know you could do it for birth announcements too!

  2. This is so cool! I saw this for weddings. I have something on pinterest to send a whole bunch of celebrities wedding invites and they send you a card :)

  3. I LOVE it!! I wonder if I'm allowed to do it 2 years late for Millie, because I would love to if I could. :)

  4. This is so cool! i'll have to remember it!

  5. That is really cool! I wish I had known about that when my babies were born! :D Your kiddos are going to think you are the coolest Mom ever. :)

  6. what a good idea! i'm going to make sure my sister does this when she has a baby! (she's trying to get pregnant currently)

  7. That's pretty cool. I should have done it with Munchkin...guess I'll have to do it with the next one:) This is a great idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Flashback Friday!

  8. How cool! I know that they do something similar if you send them a wedding invite, which I TOTALLY forgot to do when we got married and I was so mad!