Merge Address Book and iCal

I have an iMac and my Address Book and Calendar is on iCloud. My wife got an iPad 3 weeks ago and set up her own Apple ID.  Now our address books and calendars are separate.  On advice given me we will need to share one Apple ID in the Cloud, and it will be mine.  Fine, but...can we merge our calendars and address books (or contacts if you will) into my Apple ID iCloud account? THANKS!

A) Contacts)
1. Open
2. Open Contacts
3. Mark All Contacts > CMD + A
4. Click on the small icon in the lower left corner
5. Choose Export vCard...
6. Open your "Address Book" on your Mac and choose "File > Import"
B) Calendar)
At the moment there is no option to download/export all the data, but you could share the calendar back to your Mac by opening the website, then...
2. Open Calendar
3. Click the samll "Share" button behind the name of every calendar and share it with your account.
Add your wife's account just temporary on your Mac (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account), then
2. Open "Calendar" on your Mac
3. Wait until it finished synchronizing all the of her events
3. Mark the Calendar by clicking on the name of your wife's calendar
4. Open the menu "File > Export" + safe the file on your desktop
5. Delete your wife's account again in Settings
6. Open the calendar again
7. Open the menu "File > Import" + choose the file from your desktop
8. Choose your preferred calendar

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