It is only September (at the time of writing this article) but time really flies and soon it is time to start making a list of clients, customers, business associates and of course friends and family who will receive Christmas cards from you this year.

Sending a Christmas card to your business associates and customers is not only nice, but you are marketing your self at the same time.

There are many advantages of buying your Christmas cards online, like selection for instance.No matter if you are looking for business Christmas cards or holiday cards you can send to your family and friends you will find many more choices online than if you went to your local book store or supermarket.Online stores do not have overhead expenses like brick-and-mortar stores do
so they can sell cards a lot cheaper because they can pass the savings to their customers.

You can get personalized cards when you purchase your cards online, you can have the name of your business or website address on the Christmas cards and by ordering your cards early (from September to mid-October) you can save a lot of money.

Many online businesses sell greeting cards but you must be sure to pick the right one because you cannot take the risk that your personalization is incorrect or the cards arrive after New Year.Once you find the right online source for your cards you will never look back.

Here are 4 simple tips for finding the best online source for Christmas cards.

1.Look for a company that has been in business for a long time, preferably over 4 years.It most likely has loyal satisfied customers of both businesses and individuals that are very happy with their products.

2.You should get bulk discounts if you are ordering in quantity and an "early-bird" discount for ordering long before the holiday season.If the company really wants your business, they will send you a few sample cards giving you the opportunity to verify the quality of the Christmas cards.The company should also offer special envelopes to go with the cards.

3.Look for a card company that offer several forms of personalization, like being able to select what your cards should say and choose the ink color.

4.It has to be as easy as possible to order, both online and by printing out an order form.Customer service is also very important, good companies have a customer service representatives who can help you place your order and answer your questions.