Wouldn’t It Be Awesome If … You Gave a Wedding or Baby Gift Personally Signed by President Obama?

{Image via C. Young Photography}

Here’s a well-kept secret. If you celebrate a major life event, you can request a greeting card signed by President Obama. The wait is long and there are restrictions, but talk about a unique gift! Perfect for friend’s weddings, new babies, or grandparent’s birthdays. I just requested a card congratulating my grandpa Ed and his new wife Phyllis on their recent marriage. Here’s how it works:

The White House recognizes weddings, births, adoptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays (80 or older),¬†and anniversaries (50, 60, 70 or later). Send a note to the White House explaining the occasion along with the honoree’s full name, age, birthday, and address along with the date of wedding or birth (if needed). Include your name and phone number.

Send it to this address at least 6 weeks in advance (it’s OK if the request is received afterward for births and weddings):

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20502

As far as I can tell, the link has been pulled from the official White House website (which means they must get too many requests) but you can find out a bit more information here.