Thursday, March 5, 2009


Greetings as in "Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year" are a way in which we all let others know we remember special days and holidays.

The White House has a greetings department and will, with two months notice, send greetings to anyone celebrating a birthday of 80 or more or an anniversary of 50 years or more. When my Mother turned 80 in 2001 I arranged for a White House greeting to be sent to her. It was signed by George and Laura Bush, which I assume was actually a VERY good stamp or something more hi-tech of their signatures. In May my Mother will be turning 88 so I decided to arrange for another White House greeting to be sent to her.....

The address for making these arrangements is:

White House Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Room 39
Washington, D.C. 20502

I am adding that information in case anyone else would like to have a greeting sent to someone.