Did you know that if it's your 80th birthday, the President will send you a personal greeting, but not if it's your 79th birthday? How about a nice note from W on your 50th wedding anniversary? Just don't expect him to notice if it's only your 49th.
Birthday, anniversary, and Bar Mitzvah greetings must be requested at least six weeks before the event to be commemorated. Birth and wedding greetings, however, may only be requested after the event. I guess the White House was tired of being burned by people requesting greetings and then not getting married, or having a still-born child. (All recognized babies must be born during the Bush administration - no sneaking in any two-year-old Clinton legacies.)
And, (need I mention it?) only U.S. citizens will be greeted. Everybody else gets the boot.
Send your written requests to:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
Click for more rules and regulations from the official White House Greetings Office