MADISON, NJ -  The temperatures may be flirting with 80 degrees this week but it is never too early to get some holiday shopping done.
 
The Madison Chamber of Commerce has again designed and created a new limited edition ornament in order to celebrate "The Rose City" at the holidays. The ornament will be available for purchase at the end of October for $20 each.  Last year, the 200 ornaments that were available were sold out well before the holidays.  The Chamber hoping for another year of success.
 
"Our 2016 holiday ornament is the ideal gift from or to anyone who loves Madison,” said Karen Giambra, Executive Director of the Chamber. “It’s a great gift item for the holidays or for any other special occasion.”
 
 
The jade crystal beveled ornament is oval and etched with a rose icon celebrating the once flourishing rose growing industry in Madison. Each ornament is inscribed with the year 2016.
 
"Last year, the design of the ornament was of the Town Clock," said John Morris, Chamber president. "This year's icon selection was quick and easy for the Chamber Board of Directors. Madison's nickname is the Rose City so we chose the American Beauty rose.”
 
The stylized rose image has a unique look and feel that does two important things at once, Morris said. 
 
“It salutes the outstanding legacy of the Madison’s rose-growing industry and the people who made it great. Rose-growing thrived here for many, many years and it brought national and international renown to our town and the surrounding area,” Morris said. “The ornament also symbolizes the strength and beauty of our downtown, our neighborhoods and the overall community of Madison.”

 
In 2015, the Chamber's first-ever holiday ornament sold out very fast," said Giambra. “We were very excited by the community's embrace of the ornament. It's become a collector's item for everyone who loves Madison."
 
The 2016 Madison holiday ornament is being sold for $20 each and includes a silver hanging cord that makes the ornament suitable for tree or window display. Also included is a two-piece gift box, which permits purchasers of the ornament to safely ship it to friends and family who won’t be in town this holiday season.
 
"We even were approached throughout the year for these ornaments, as folks looked for interesting graduation and special occasion gifts through the year," added Giambra. 
 
Starting at that the end of October, the ornament will be available for purchase at the following locations while supplies last:
 
The Madison Pharmacy, 66 Main St. and Madison PhotoPlus, 40 Main St.  You may also contact The Madison Chamber of Commerce by email at MadisonChamber@gmail.com or by calling 
 
Proceeds from the ornament sale will help to fund the Chamber’s programs and activities, which are focused on business development in Madison and the promotion of the Chamber’s member businesses and organizations. The Chamber is an incorporated 501(c)(6) business league. 
 
For more information about the ornament, bulk purchases or the programs and events of the Chamber, please contact Giambra at MadisonChamber@gmail.com or at 973-377-7830.