Special Delivery from the White House

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When my kids were born there were some things I had to do. Prep the bassinet, stock up on diapers and get a letter from the White House!

Not long after having my son I had heard that it was possible to get a note to my child from the President. I thought that would be so cool, especially considering our President is the first African American to hold that office. I know what a treasure that will be down the line, for my son. So I went ahead and looked up how to make it happen. It was as simple as sending a birth announcement to the White House. Then we wait.

About six weeks later there was a note in the mail from Mr. and Mrs. Obama welcoming my son into the world. There may not be much else in his baby book, but that’s in there! So, once his sister was born I made sure to do the same for her.

There won’t be any fights about why he got a letter from the President and she didn’t! I love that they have a piece of history and the don’t even know it. My African-American children each have a letter that welcomes them to the world from the first African-American President of the United States! Love that! Honestly, who knows when this will happen again? Here is the information if you or someone you know would like to do the same for their children.

Send your birth announcement to:

White House Greetings Office
Room 39
Washington, DC 20500

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19 Responses to Special Delivery from the White House
  1. KalleyC
    February 13, 2013 | 9:30 am

    I had no idea about this. I wish I did this for my daughter. I am going to send one right now to them for my son.

  2. Krissy
    February 13, 2013 | 10:06 am

    I didn’t know about it. Wish I had

  3. Aracely
    February 13, 2013 | 10:13 am

    So adorable! Yes, Madison got one in the mail as well. I found out about it a month after she was born. I framed it along with the envelope, and its hanging in her bedroom. πŸ™‚

  4. Kiara
    February 13, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Yes! I did this for Addison & must do it for Emmalyn.
    Thanks for the reminder! πŸ™‚

  5. miss donna
    February 13, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    NO! i didn’t know about this. and i’m ticked that i’m just now finding out. do you think they can back-date mine for my 18 and 10 year olds?! πŸ™‚

  6. Bernetta
    February 13, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    I did not know about this! But I will be doing it as well. That is soooo cool. I will work on this, this week.

  7. Kita
    February 13, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    This is so neat. I had no idea you could do that what a nice thing to put in their book so they can have something of history.

  8. Baby Shopaholic
    February 13, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    This is so awesome! Is it too late to send P’s? Maybe they won’t look at the year!

  9. YUMMommy
    February 13, 2013 | 3:23 pm

    I had no clue. Thanks for sharing. It’s wonderful that they have a piece history that they can treasure and pass down to the next generation.

  10. Kristin
    February 13, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    I am totally doing this! Thanks for sharing lady!

  11. Klaudia
    February 13, 2013 | 11:51 pm

    Wow! That’s serious? I haven’t known that there is a service like this..

  12. Lashawn
    February 14, 2013 | 2:07 am

    Wow!! I had no idea abou this!! IF I have another one, I’ll be sure to get one!

  13. Jenni
    February 14, 2013 | 5:35 am

    That’s so cool! I didn’t know about it.

  14. Tiffany
    February 16, 2013 | 5:53 pm

    What a terrific idea!! And you are right, what a treasure that will be. Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  15. Nellie
    February 18, 2013 | 6:43 pm

    I had no idea, but I tell you, it is the most awesome thing, EVER!

  16. Kim @ The Family Practice Blog
    February 19, 2013 | 8:54 am

    That is very cool Cam! What a wonderful thing to have saved for them.

  17. Arnebya
    February 19, 2013 | 6:48 pm

    I heard about it a few years ago, yes. But I didn’t do it.

  18. Fawn Weaver
    February 21, 2013 | 12:03 am

    That is so cool! I had no idea but now I know.

  19. The Mrs./ The Mom
    February 23, 2013 | 9:13 pm

    Just like everyone else I didn’t know wabout htis but wish I had. I am def filing this away for must do if I have another opportunity to!

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