How to Get a FREE Congratulatory Letter from US Senators!

Politics aside, did you know most US Senators send out free congratulatory letters and all you have to do is ask?! These letters of recognition come on official letterhead and make for unique keepsakes to memorialize important milestones in your life.

Senators will only send letters to their own state residents, so make sure to request a letter from your two Senators. Don't worry, I have direct links below! ⤵ The turnaround time on these freebies range from 2-12 weeks, so be sure to make your request well in advance if you want to frame it or give it away as a gift.

Common Congratulation Topics

Eagle Scout
Girl Scout
New Citizen
Organization event
Weddings/Civil Unions
Wedding Anniversary

While these are congratulation topics, they're not limited to this list! Most forms have an “Other” option where you can describe what the letter is for and they'll customize their letter for you. So you can celebrate all sorts of events, like winning a college scholarship or earning a local award, and you'll still get a customized letter commemorating your achievement. Pretty cool, huh?!

Let's randomly select Senator Stabenow from Michigan and see what her Special Recognitions form looks like. As you can see, her office sends free commemorative greetings and recognitions for special events and achievements for Michigan residents.

Anniversaries – 25 years of marriage or more
Birthdays – 80 years of age or older
Retirement – Employment, military
Scouting Achievements – Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award recipients
Special Recognitions – Requests for recognitions of educational achievements, building dedications, new U.S. citizenship, special events or other significant personal achievements will be given individual consideration. If you would like to request a special recognition, please take a moment to fill out this form.

On top of these frequent specified recognitions, she has a catch all “Congratulations / Recognition Personal” like I mentioned above!

Request A Free Senator Special Recognition!

So how do you get your own? By using this table with direct links that I keep updated!

Some Senators have “Special Request Form”, which are what we want! For other Senators, you'll need to use their normal contact form and select the “Congratulatory” or “Congratulations” subject line. And finally, the remaining Senators don't have a unique subject line for congratulatory letters, BUT you can select “Other” and still usually get a letter sent to you!

Here's a quick tutorial video I made showing how to use the information below!

One last tip: New Senators who just took office this year are still using the default governmental landing pages. It typically takes a few months for them to get their own websites up and running, so I'll circle back around on them later this year.

SenatorStateContact FormCF FieldSpecial Request Form
Tammy BaldwinWIContact Senator Baldwinyesyes, use ⬅️
John BarrassoWYContact Senator Barrassoyesyes, use ⬅️
Michael BennetCOContact Senator BennetnoSpecial Request Form
Marsha BlackburnTNContact Senator Blackburnno
Richard BlumenthalCTContact Senator Blumenthalyesyes, use ⬅️
Cory BookerNJContact Senator Bookeryesyes, use ⬅️
John BoozmanARContact Senator Boozmanno
Mike BraunINContact Senator Braunyesyes, use ⬅️
Katie BrittALContact Senator Brittno
Sherrod BrownOHContact Senator BrownnoSpecial Request Form
Ted BuddNCContact Senator Buddno
Laphonza ButlerCAContact Senator Butlerno
Maria CantwellWAContact Senator Cantwellno
Shelley CapitoWVContact Senator Capitoyesyes, use ⬅️
Benjamin CardinMDContact Senator Cardinno
Thomas CarperDEContact Senator CarpernoSpecial Request Form
Robert CaseyPAContact Senator CaseynoSpecial Request Form
Bill CassidyLAContact Senator Cassidyyesyes, use ⬅️
Susan CollinsMEContact Senator Collinsno
Christopher CoonsDEContact Senator CoonsnoSpecial Request Form
John CornynTXContact Senator CornynnoSpecial Request Form
Catherine Cortez MastoNVContact Senator Cortez Mastoyesyes, use ⬅️
Tom CottonARContact Senator Cottonyesyes, use ⬅️
Kevin CramerNDContact Senator CramernoSpecial Request Form
Michael CrapoIDContact Senator CraponoSpecial Request Form
Ted CruzTXContact Senator CruznoSpecial Request Form
Steve DainesMTContact Senator Dainesyesyes, use ⬅️
Tammy DuckworthILContact Senator DuckworthnoSpecial Request Form
Richard DurbinILContact Senator DurbinnoSpecial Request Form
Joni ErnstIAContact Senator Ernstyesyes, use ⬅️
John FettermanPAContact Senator Fettermanno
Deb FischerNEContact Senator FischernoSpecial Request Form
Kirsten GillibrandNYContact Senator Gillibrandno
Lindsey GrahamSCContact Senator Grahamno
Charles GrassleyIAContact Senator Grassleyno
Bill HagertyTNContact Senator Hagertyno
Margaret HassanNHContact Senator Hassanyesyes, use ⬅️
Joshua HawleyMOContact Senator Hawleyno
Martin HeinrichNMContact Senator Heinrichno
John HickenlooperCOContact Senator HickenloopernoSpecial Request Form
Mazie HironoHIContact Senator HirononoSpecial Request Form
John HoevenNDContact Senator HoevennoSpecial Request Form
Cindy Hyde-SmithMSContact Senator Hyde-Smithno
Ron JohnsonWIContact Senator JohnsonnoSpecial Request Form
Timothy KaineVAContact Senator KainenoSpecial Request Form
Mark KellyAZContact Senator KellynoSpecial Request Form
John KennedyLAContact Senator Kennedyyesyes, use ⬅️
Angus KingMEContact Senator KingnoSpecial Request Form
Amy KlobucharMNContact Senator KlobucharnoSpecial Request Form
James LankfordOKContact Senator Lankfordno
Mike LeeUTContact Senator Leeyesyes, use ⬅️
Ben LujánNMContact Senator Lujánno
Cynthia LummisWYContact Senator Lummisno
Joe ManchinWVContact Senator Manchinno
Edward MarkeyMAContact Senator Markeyyesyes, use ⬅️
Roger MarshallKSContact Senator Marshallno
Mitch McConnellKYContact Senator McConnellyesyes, use ⬅️
Robert MenendezNJContact Senator MenendeznoSpecial Request Form
Jeff MerkleyORContact Senator Merkleyno
Jerry MoranKSContact Senator MorannoSpecial Request Form
Markwayne MullinOKContact Senator Mullinno
Lisa MurkowskiAKContact Senator Murkowskino
Christopher MurphyCTContact Senator MurphynoSpecial Request Form
Patty MurrayWAContact Senator Murrayno
Jon OssoffGAContact Senator OssoffnoSpecial Request Form
Alex PadillaCAContact Senator Padillano
Rand PaulKYContact Senator PaulnoSpecial Request Form
Gary PetersMIContact Senator Petersyesyes, use ⬅️
John ReedRIContact Senator Reedyesyes, use ⬅️
Pete RickettsNEContact Senator Rickettsno
James RischIDContact Senator RischnoSpecial Request Form
Mitt RomneyUTContact Senator Romneyno
Jacky RosenNVContact Senator Rosenyes
Mike RoundsSDContact Senator Roundsno
Marco RubioFLContact Senator RubionoSpecial Request Form
Bernard SandersVTContact Senator Sandersno
Brian SchatzHIContact Senator SchatznoSpecial Request Form
Eric SchmittMOContact Senator Schmittno
Charles SchumerNYContact Senator SchumernoSpecial Request Form
Rick ScottFLContact Senator ScottnoSpecial Request Form
Tim ScottSCContact Senator ScottnoSpecial Request Form
Jeanne ShaheenNHContact Senator Shaheenno
Kyrsten SinemaAZContact Senator Sinemano
Tina SmithMNContact Senator Smithno
Debbie StabenowMIContact Senator StabenownoSpecial Request Form
Dan SullivanAKContact Senator Sullivanno
Jon TesterMTContact Senator Testerno
John ThuneSDContact Senator ThunenoSpecial Request Form
Thom TillisNCContact Senator TillisnoSpecial Request Form
Tommy TubervilleALContact Senator Tubervilleno
Chris Van HollenMDContact Senator Van HollennoSpecial Request Form
J.D. VanceOHContact Senator Vanceno
Mark WarnerVAContact Senator WarnernoSpecial Request Form
Raphael WarnockGAContact Senator Warnockno
Elizabeth WarrenMAContact Senator WarrennoSpecial Request Form
Peter WelchVTContact Senator Welchno
Sheldon WhitehouseRIContact Senator Whitehouseno
Roger WickerMSContact Senator Wickerno
Ron WydenORContact Senator Wydenyesyes, use ⬅️
Todd YoungINContact Senator Youngno
SenatorStateContact FormCF FieldSpecial Request Form

If you'd like to check and see if any Senator has created a new special request form, here are the Google searches I use! Just substitute “NAME” for the name of your Sentaor.

If you find any I'm missing, please share the link in the comments! And if you get a cool letter, please let us know as well!

About the Author:

I'm a nationally renowned freebie finder & sample vetter, which I never imagined I'd be doing while getting my Bachelor's Degree in History almost 20 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy launching my own space program and disproving the Coriolis effect.