Golden Rule® of Care

Pre-Need, At-Need and Aftercare - individual booklets and pamphlets each focused on a specific aspect of death care.

The OGR Golden Rule® of Care series is a completely revised and updated set of booklets and pamphlets written in clear, straightforward language with sensitivity and compassion to answer most questions and concerns families will have when confronting the death of a loved one. The series, organized into three sets - Pre-need, At-need and Aftercare - features individual booklets and pamphlets with each focused on a specific aspect of death care.

The booklets are uniquely branded for maximum appeal, they include the Golden Rule logo, and they will make an attractive addition to any lobby, reception area, conference room, and on and on. Booklets and pamphlets can be imprinted to include your funeral home’s logo and contact information which also affords the perfect take-away pieces to help meet your marketing needs throughout the community.

Seven booklets currently available for purchase:

Why Choose a Golden Rule® Funeral Home

The Golden Rule® Guide to Funeral and Memorial Planning including Cremation

Personal Profile

Survivor’s Guide

How to Explain Death to a Child

Friendship Record

Clergy Record

Writing Your Sympathy Acknowledgements

More booklets will become available and the links on our website will become active as booklets are published. Do check back on a regular basis to see which booklets are available.

ORDER HERE. To request a sample booklet, contact OGR Member Concierge, Maureen Hayes at MHayes@ogr.org or (800)637-8030.

(Inventory Reduction Sale on existing Golden Rule of Care booklets, for details see end of this section.)

Pre-Need: Planning a Funeral

Why Choose a Golden Rule® Funeral Home? Client families and others in your community need to learn why your Golden Rule® Funeral Home is quite simply the best. This brochure describes the superior ethical and service standards that come with being a Golden Rule® funeral home. Readers will gain an enlightened understanding of the unmatched benefits they experience when choosing a Golden Rule® Funeral Home.(unimprinted pricing) 100 for $22 | 250 for $52 | 500 for $99

Golden Rule® Guide to Funeral and Memorial Planning including Cremation Golden Rule® Guide to Funeral and Memorial Planning including Cremation combines two of OGR’s best-selling informational

booklets; this new guide is aimed at helping families become familiar with the process and details of planning a funeral or memorial service. From a broad discussion of why a service is necessary and how a funeral home can help, to providing answers about embalming, caskets and final disposition, this booklet guides the reader through almost every procedure. Even more precise details like clothing, flowers, music, etc. are discussed throughout the piece. A complete section is devoted to answering the question, “Is Cremation for You?” with information about memorialization, gatherings, and expenses. The booklet also includes a checklist, record-keeping papers, and other forms of assistance. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $61 | 100 for $110 | 250 for $248

Straight Talk about Funeral Pre-Arrangement Information will become available when booklet is published.

Personal Profile This planning guide is designed to help your families organize and recordthe details of planning a funeral or memorial service. Includes sections for vital statistics, personal data, others to notify, personal records and service choices. Useful for assisting your families in personalizing their service. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $61 | 100 for $110 | 250 for $248

At-Need: Coping with Grief and Loss

Survivor’s Guide The Survivor’s Guide, updated with new content and features, is a popular booklet used to guide the bereaved through the first few months of adjustment and reorganization. Contains more than 25 detailed “how to” sections full of items usually handled after the death of a loved one; includes information on estates, wills, death benefits, and banking as well as leisure activities to promote personal health and safety.  Families will also find a detailed checklist to keep track of the numerous details following a service. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $61 | 100 for $110 | 250 for $248

How to Explain Death to a Child Revised Third Edition, An effective booklet written to provide guidance for parents, caregivers, teachers, counselors and others who may find themselves faced with the difficult and often painful task of telling a child about a death. A death that involves a family member, neighbor, friend or even a family pet can be frightening and confusing to a child, and if explained poorly, can leave lifelong scars. In this revised third edition of How to Explain Death to a Child, author, Barbra LesStrang Baumann shares insights gained from her 25 years of experience as an aftercare counselor and bereavement support group leader. She guides the reader through the proper explanations and clarifications, so that the child will feel less overwhelmed and disturbed when confronted by the realization of death.
(unimprinted pricing)  50 for $47   100 for $92   250 for $227

How to Explain Death to a Teenager Revised Third Edition Information will become available when booklet is published.

To Be a FriendInformation will become available when booklet is published.

Aftercare: Useful Tools and Checklists

Let Us Help You Information will become available when booklet is published.

Clergy Record This form gives clergy pertinent information about the deceased to help in preparing a eulogy. It gives families a chance to convey their wishes and thoughts about their loved ones, enabling the clergy member to create an accurate and personalized eulogy. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $20 | 100 for $32 | 250 for $73

Friendship Record This latest pamphlet has been redesigned to help families keep track of the kindness shown to them during a difficult time. It includes numbered labels and a modernized design and format, which will prove useful when documenting the efforts of their close friends. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $43 | 100 for $80 | 250 for $192

Writing Sympathy Acknowledgements A favorite of OGR members, Writing Your Sympathy Acknowledgements contains suggestions, guidelines and numerous examples of various sympathy Thank You messages to meet most acknowledgements. (unimprinted pricing) 50 for $20 | 100 for $32 | 250 for $73

Inventory Close-Out

  • How to Explain Death to a Teenager
  • Straight Talk About Funeral Planning and Pre-Arrangement
  • To Be a Friend 
  • Let Us Help You
    (unimprinted prices)

Member price:  Special inventory close-out offer: $0.25/ea.

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