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How to Order an 80th Birthday Card from the President

80th Birthday Card from White house

Did you know that President Biden will send any US citizen who is 80 or older a birthday card to help celebrate?  (If they're a military veteran, they're eligible at 70). Getting a card with 80th birthday wishes from the President of the United States is a fantastic highlight of the special day!

Here's what you need to know to order White House Birthday greetings from President Biden:

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Order Early!

The White House requests at least six weeks notice, but it is currently taking "several months" to send the cards out.  So the earlier you get your request in, the better chance you have of it arriving in time for the big event.

Required Information

Be sure to include the following details in your request:

  • name and home address of birthday celebrant
  • title or form of address (Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc.)
  • exact date of occasion, including the month, day and year
  • age
  • veteran status (if applicable)
  • requestor's name and phone number if you're requesting this for another person
  • any specific mailing instructions if other than to the celebrant's address

3 Ways to Request a White House Greeting Card

1. Fastest: By Email

You can fill out the information on The White House Contact Page with your request. You'll need to leave your email address as well as your phone number.

2. By Mail

Mail your request (at least 6 weeks early) to:

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

3. From Your Congressman

You can also submit your request through your U. S. Senator or your U. S. Representative.

The links above will take you to the list of all the U. S. Congressmen. From there, click on your local U. S. Senator or Representative to go to each individual's website.

It might take some investigation on the individual website to find the correct procedures. Look for "Contact Me", "Commendations and Greetings", "Constituents Services" or a similar section.

If nothing is listed, email your Congressman through his or her website email form.

When Will the Card Arrive?

The office tries to schedule birthday cards to arrive about 10 days before the event.  There is no guarantee of this time, however.  Order early for your best chance!

Follow Up Phone Number

You can call the official White House comment phone line at (202) 456-1111 if you want to check the status of your birthday card request.

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