For those of you who may wish to join me on summoning my favorite and most beloved Hero, Santa, here is a very simple ritual, opening his sigil as portal for his wonderfulness to enter my world, that I will be performing on the 24 and 25th.
*Eight or Nine red candles (they don’t have to be read, they can any color, really. I just chose red, because I like Father Christmas in his red robe best)
*the sigil for Santa Claus
*an offering of chocolate chip cookies and milk
At sunset on the 24th, in your normal place of summoning, make a circle around yourself of the eight or nine candles. They represent the reindeer that bring Santa Claus down from the North Pole, every year. Light the candles one by one (obviously) starting at the North, moving clockwise, until you’re back at your starting place. As you light them, chant the name of the reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, Rudolph (if you want to add Rudolph. I don’t.)
Sit comfortably, and open his sigil in your normal fashion, which I have created for just this purpose. You may wish to chant Santa Claus or one of his other most illustrious names. In addition to The Santa Claus, I also like Sinterklaas. (A note on my sigil making–I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagine, so if you can draw this thing nicer than me, more power to you! Post it, for all to see your prowess, and brag accordingly).
Once the sigil has been activated, as gateway for Santa Claus to enter your abode, extinguish the candles, again chanting the name of the reindeer. Place the sigil under the plate with the milk and cookies in your customary offering spot.
The next day, whenever you wish (I will be doing it at midnight on the 25th), close the sigil. Again, light the eight or nine candles while you sit in a circle. Chant the names of the reindeer as you do. Close the sigil in your customary way, thanking Santa Claus for his yearly visit and his year long gift of wonderfulness in your life. Extinguish the candles, again chanting the reindeer names and thanking them for their hard work of carrying Santa to you.