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"My" soldier is my ex, and we don't really talk, but when he deployed he asked if our daughter (age 5) could send things. He even sent some money for her to use for this purpose. We started out sending one box a month. The first month we sent the biggest flat rate box. The next month we bought too much stuff so we had to use the largest and the medium flat rate boxes. The next month was the same thing. This month we got it all in one large flat rate box. The thing is, since he and I don't talk, I get no feedback as to whether or not he likes the stuff we are sending or not. We send a variety of snacks, mostly, and different stuff every time. I honestly don't know what he likes. I've sent him e-mails saying if he wants anything specific, let me know or if he really liked something let me know and we'll send it again. He never responds. I have no idea if I'm sending good stuff (although I'm sure anything he doesn't want will get shared with friends) or if I'm sending enough or too much. We've already gone through the money he sent and I told him that. He hasn't sent more money, but we keep sending boxes (mostly because of the shipping).